Chamoecyparis sphaeroidea
cedar ce"dar (s[=e]"d[~e]r), n. [AS. ceder, fr. L. cedrus, Gr. ke`dros.] (Bot.) The name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor. [1913 Webster]

Note: The cedar of Lebanon is the {Cedrus Libani}; the white cedar ({Cupressus thyoides}) is now called {Cham[oe]cyparis sph[ae]roidea}; American red cedar is the {Juniperus Virginiana}; Spanish cedar, the West Indian {Cedrela odorata}. Many other trees with odoriferous wood are locally called cedar. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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