Ce"dar (?), n. [AS. ceder, fr. L. cedrus, Gr. .] Bot.

The name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor.

⇒ The cedar of Lebanon is the Cedrus Libani; the white cedar (Cupressus thyoides) is now called Chamecyparis sphaeroidea; American red cedar is the Juniperus Virginiana; Spanish cedar, the West Indian Cedrela odorata. Many other trees with odoriferous wood are locally called cedar.

Cedar bird Zool., a species of chatterer (Ampelis cedrarum), so named from its frequenting cedar trees; -- called also cherry bird, Canada robin, and American waxwing.


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Ce"dar, a.

Of or pertaining to cedar.


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