cedar definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few old-world evergreen coniferous woods of genus Cedrus, having rigid needles on short propels and enormous erect seed cones with broad deciduous scales.
    • any one of many evergreen coniferous woods or bushes, including the Alaska cedar, incense cedar, or purple cedar.
    • The durable aromatic timber of any among these plants, specifically compared to the purple cedar, frequently regularly make chests.
    • A coniferous tree of genus Cedrus in coniferous plant family Pinaceae.
    • The fragrant wood from such a tree.
    • title of a number of evergreen trees. The lumber is remarkable for the durability and fragrant odor.
    • A tree of coniferous genus Cedrus, of which three species are known.
    • The name provided, often with qualifying terms, to different coniferous trees, chiefly united states, and of genera nearly allied to Cedrus.
    • A name popularly provided in tropical areas to a number of trees, mainly of the all-natural order Meliace√¶, in no way related to the preceding.
    • The wood regarding the cedar-tree (Cedrus), or (with or without a qualifying term) of any sort of tree called a cedar.
    • durable fragrant wood of any of numerous cedar woods; especially lumber associated with the red cedar usually used for cedar chests
    • any of numerous woods for the family members Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
    • any cedar regarding the genus Cedrus
  • adjective:
    • Of or with respect to cedar.
  • others:
    • Pertaining to the cedar; manufactured from cedar: because, a cedar twig.

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