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cedar, common name for a number of trees, mostly coniferous evergreens. The true cedars belong to the small genus Cedrus of the family Pinaceae (pine family). All are native to the Old World from the Mediterranean to the Himalayas, although several are cultivated elsewhere as ornamentals, especially the cedar of Lebanon (C. libani), which appears in the Lebanese flag. This tree, native to Asia Minor and North Africa, is famous for the historic groves of the Lebanon Mts., frequently mentioned in the Bible. The wood used in building the Temple and the house of Solomon (1 Kings 5, 6, and 7) may, however, have been that of the deodar cedar (C. deodara), native to the Himalayas. It has fragrant wood, durable and fine grained, and is venerated by the Hindus, who call it Tree of God. The name cedar is used (particularly in North America, where no cedars are native) for other conifers, e.g., the juniper (red cedar), arborvitae (white cedar), and others of the family Cupressaceae (cypress family). Several tropical American trees of the genus Cedrela of the mahogany family are also called cedars. True cedars are classified in the division Pinophyta, class Pinopsida, order Coniferales, family Pinaceae.

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ce·dar / ˈsēdər/ • n. any of a number of conifers that typically yield fragrant, durable timber, in particular: ∎  a large tree (genus Cedrus) of the pine family, esp. the cedar of Lebanon (C. libani). ∎  a tall slender North American or Asian tree (genus Thuja) of the cypress family, esp. the western red cedar (T. plicata) and the northern white cedar (T. occidentalis).

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cedar Evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean and Asia, but found in warm temperate regions worldwide; it has clustered needle-like leaves, long cones and fragrant, durable wood. It is a popular ornamental tree. Height: 30–55m (100–180ft). Family Pinaceae; genus Cedrus.

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cedar XIII (cedre). — OF. cedre (mod. cèdre) — L. cedrus — Gr. kédros juniper, cedar. OE. had ceder from L. The sp. with -ar dates from XVI.

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CEDAR (ˈsiːdə) coupling, energetics, and dynamics of atmospheric regions

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