Cedrela

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cedrela tropical American trees
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cedrela A genus of plants, of the natural order Meliaceæ, allied to the mahogany, and consisting of large trees, natives of the tropics. The principal species of tropical America is C. odorata, a valuable timber-tree, popularly known as cedar. All parts of it are bitter, and the old wood is fragrant. The C. Toona of India, also called cedar, is a handsome tree with durable and beautifully marked wood, used for furniture and ornamental work. It yields a resinous gum, and the bark is astringent and febrifugal. See cedar, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cedrela sed′rē-la a tropical genus of Meliaceæ, allied to mahogany, whose wood is popularly called cedar
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kedrelatēkedros, cedar, elatē, the silver fir.

Usage

In literature:

Chondospermum, Polypodium, Acrostichoides ferrugineum, and the fruit of Cedrela Toona, Megala.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
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