cedar
noun Etymology: Middle English cedre, from Anglo-French, from Latin cedrus, from Greek kedros Date: 14th century 1. a. any of a genus (Cedrus) of usually tall coniferous trees (as the cedar of Lebanon or the deodar) of the pine family noted for their fragrant durable wood b. any of numerous coniferous trees (as of the genera Juniperus, Chamaecyparis, or Thuja of the cypress family) that resemble the true cedars especially in the fragrance and durability of their wood 2. the wood of a cedar • cedary adjective

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  • CEDAR — (Heb. אֶרֶז, erez), the Cedrus libani. The cedar formerly covered extensive areas of the Lebanon mountains. In biblical times, potentates used cedar wood in the construction of palaces and other major buildings (cf. Isa. 9:9). The cedar was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cedar — cȅdar m <G dra, N mn dri> DEFINICIJA bot. zimzeleno stablo (Cedrus sp.) iz porodice borova (Pinaceae) [libanonski cedar; atlantski cedar; japanski cedar]; kedar ETIMOLOGIJA lat. cedrus ← grč. kédros …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • cedar — [sē′dər] n. [ME & OFr cedre < L cedrus < Gr kedros < ? IE base * ked , to smoke, be sooty] 1. any of a genus (Cedrus) of widespreading coniferous trees of the pine family, having clusters of needlelike leaves, cones, and durable wood… …   English World dictionary

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  • Cedar — Cedar, KS U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 26 Housing Units (2000): 17 Land area (2000): 0.176617 sq. miles (0.457437 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.176617 sq. miles (0.457437 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • cedar — O.E. ceder, blended in M.E. with O.Fr. cedre, from L. cedrus, from Gk. kedros cedar, juniper, origin uncertain. Cedar oil was used by the Egyptians in embalming as a preservative against decay and the word for it was used figuratively for… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cedar — Ce dar, a. Of or pertaining to cedar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cedar — • A coniferous tree frequently mentioned in the Bible • The name of the second son of Ismael (Gen., xxv, 13; I Par., i, 29); also of an Arabian tribe descended from him, and of the territory occupied by it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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