cedar

Definitions

  • Cedars at Juniper Hall
    Cedars at Juniper Hall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cedar any cedar of the genus Cedrus
    • n cedar durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
    • n cedar any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Cedars, Gad's Hill The Cedars, Gad's Hill
CEDAR BIRD CEDAR BIRD
Arborvitae. White Cedar Arborvitae. White Cedar
Red Juniper. Red Cedar Red Juniper. Red Cedar
CEDAR WAXWING CEDAR WAXWING

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest cereal company in the world is Quaker Oats, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
    • a Cedar Of or pertaining to cedar.
    • n cedar sē"dẽr (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 Chamœcyparis sphæroidea; American red cedar is the Juniperus Virginiana; Spanish cedar, the West Indian Cedrela odorata. Many other trees with odoriferous wood are locally called cedar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The tree dictated on the Lebanese flag is a Cedar.
    • n cedar A tree of the coniferous genus Cedrus, of which three species are known. The most noted is the cedar of Lebanon, C. Libani, native among the mountains of Syria, Asia Minor, and Cyprus. On Lebanon itself there still remains a grove of about 400 trees, some of them exceeding 40 feet in girth. The other representatives of the genus are the Atlas cedar, C. Atlantica, a native of Algeria, and the deodar or Himalayan cedar, C. Deodara. In their native forests they are of very slow growth, and form hard, durable timber.
    • n cedar The name given, usually with qualifying terms, to various coniferous trees, chiefly North American, and of genera nearly allied to Cedrus. The white cedar of the eastern United States is the Chamæcyparis sphæroidea, of swamps near the coast, and also the arbor-vitæ, Thuya occidentalis; on the Pacific coast it is the Libocedrus decurrens (also known as bastard, post, or incense cedar), and also Chamæcyparis Lawsoniana, the Port Orford or Oregon cedar. The red cedar is usually the Juniperus Virginiana, the odorous wood of which is often called pencil-cedar, from its extensive use in the manufacture of lead-pencils; west of the Rocky Mountains the red cedar is the Thuya gigantea, also called canoe-cedar. The cedar of Bermuda and Barbados is Juniperus Bermudiana; the Japan cedar, Cryptomeria Japonica. The stinking cedars of the United States are species of Torreya. The Himalayan cedar is the Juniperus excelsa; its wood resembles that of the pencil-cedar, but is harder, and has less of its peculiar odor. Washington cedar is the big-tree of California, Sequoia gigantea. The wood of most of these trees is soft, fine-grained, of a reddish color, and often fragrant.
    • n cedar A name popularly given in tropical regions to a considerable number of trees, mostly of the natural order Meliaceæ, in no way related to the preceding. That known variously as the West Indian cedar, the bastard or sweet-scented Barbados cedar, the Jamaica red cedar, and the Spanish, Havana, or Honduras cedar is the Cedrela odorata. The cedar of India and New South Wales is C. Toona; the red cedar of India, Soymida febrifuga; and the bastard cedar of India, Melia Azedarach. (See azedarach.) The white cedar of Australia is M. composita, and the red cedar Flindersia australis. Among trees of other orders, the bastard cedar of the West Indies is Guazuma tomentosa or G. ulmifolia; the white cedar of Guiana, Protium altissimum; and the white cedar of Dominica, Bignonia Leucoxylon. In India the name red cedar is sometimes given to the euphorbiaceous Bischoffia Javanica.
    • n cedar The wood of the cedar-tree (Cedrus), or (with or without a qualifying term) of any kind of tree called a cedar.
    • cedar Pertaining to the cedar; made of cedar: as, a cedar twig.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cedar sē′dar a large evergreen tree remarkable for the durability and fragrance of its wood; applied also to many more or less similar trees, as the Barbadoes cedar, properly a juniper, and the Bastard Barbadoes cedar, properly a Cedrela (used for canoes, cigar-boxes, blacklead pencils)
    • adj Cedar made of cedar
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ceder, fr. L. cedrus, Gr. ke`dros

Usage

In literature:

Only stunted cedar and berry bushes found shallow nourishment on this ridge.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
Of cedar wood, of course.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Then it became plain to me that while I'd been wasting my time here the work I was meant for was waiting at Cedar.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
The next forenoon, therefore, I betook myself to a hill covered thickly with pines and cedars.
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
Cedar Sap Spouts, about 1800.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
The lower valleys are covered with a dense growth of fir, hemlock, and cedar.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
I planted one cedar on the Shore.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
Even coffins were sometimes made of foreign wood; and many are found of cedar of Lebanon.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Cedar-birds show themselves irregularly.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Boil till he ticken (thicken) Cedar paddles stir with.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The slope is thickly covered with large trees, principally cedars and pines.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Cedar Rapids, C. E. of Bethany C., 2.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 2, April, 1900" by Various
Cedar Rapids, First, S., 49 cts.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900" by Various
He slid and stumbled down the steep bank, catching at blossoming dogwood bushes and fragrant cedar boughs.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
Then we'll throw a fence of cedars as far across the valley as we can drag cedars.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
The cedars crowning the hills could be only American cedars.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
The chums saw that the stage had halted where a shady, winding path seemed to lead up a slight rise through a plantation of cedars.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
I must now pass over the few intervening days to the crowning glory of the campaign, The Battle of Cedar Creek.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Shorty came across a new cedar canteen with bright brass hoops.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
The bottom is about two miles wide here, and on the bluffs may be found some few scattering cedars.
"Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51" by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
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In poetry:

Envy-struck
Linger o'er the cedar's strength,
Which, to flourish,
Waits him not.
"The Wanderer's Storm-Song" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Pretty birds and funny birds,
All our native fowl
From the little cedar waxwing
To the Great Horned Owl.
"John James Audobon" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Invisible or dim-perceived,
Oft in the cedar walk
Perchance at cool of eve with thee,
As friend with friend, shall talk
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
And here, another getteth ease—
Our Spring, so rarely seen,
Who shows us in the cedar trees
A glimpse of golden green.
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall
On Virtue's turret rais'd he stands,
And crowds beneath him sees;
Firm as a pile on rocky lands,
Sublime as cedar trees.
"The Philosopher" by Samuel Bowden
One, midst the forests of the west,
By a dark stream is laid,
The Indian knows his place of rest,
Far in the cedar shade.
"The Graves Of A Household" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Cedar Point reaffirms coaster credentials with Gatekeeper .
Gatekeeper winged coaster coming to Cedar Point ( Cedar Point / September 5, 2012 ).
Gatekeeper winged roller coaster at Cedar Point.
The first new coaster at Cedar Point since 2007.
View full size Cedar Point Cedar Point's new rollercoaster " Gatekeeper ".
Cedar Point is getting a new GateKeeper .
Take a tour through the new NYLO Dallas South Side hotel, nestled in the Cedars neighborhood.
To understand this island nation, one might study Sumo wrestling rites, or delve into the Zen serenity of snow falling on cedars.
Blustery wind blew away most of the Cedar Grove-Belgium football team's passing plans last Friday night.
Cedar Shoals' Xavier Godard is this week's prep player of the week.
( Cedar Hills, Clackamas Town Center, Eastport.
SANDUSKY Money and power will be at stake when Cedar Fair takes the next big step in the proposed sa.
Money and power will be at stake when Cedar Fair takes the next big step in the proposed sale to private equity firm Apollo Global Management.
Dave visits Cedar Creek Vineyards in Pulaski County.
The Cedar Creek Grist Mill holds a series of sampling events every year.
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In science:

Ruby Ranch Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation, in Utah.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Wells dinosaur quarry (Cedar Mountain Formation, Lower Cretaceous, Utah).
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Cretaceous: Albian) of the Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Cedar Mountain Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of eastern Utah, U.S.A.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
For the tagging of individual beam particles, a pair of differential Cherenkov counters (CEDAR) is foreseen in the final section of the beam.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
These comprise beam spectrometers for precise momentum definition, wire chambers to measure beam profiles, as well as threshold ˇCerenkov counters and Cedar counters for particle ID.
Summary of the Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop 2009 - LCTW09
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