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cedars
1. See CEDRUS.

2. (Australia cedar, Burma cedar) See TOONA.

3. (pencil cedar) See JUNIPERUS.

4. (incense cedar) See LIBOCEDRUS.

5. (Japanese cedar) See CRYPTOMERIA.

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Cedrus (cedars; family Pinaceae) A genus of elegant, evergreen conifers, which are large, spreading trees with valuable timber, and often planted for ornament. The needles are clustered on short shoots. There are four species: C. libani, the cedar of Lebanon; C. atlantica, Atlantic (or Atlas) cedar: C. brevifolia, the Cyprus cedar; and C. deodara, the deodar of the Himalayas.

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