deodar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deodar tall East Indian cedar having spreading branches with nodding tips; highly valued for its appearance as well as its timber
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Deodar (Bot) A kind of cedar (Cedrus Deodara), growing in India, highly valued for its size and beauty as well as for its timber, and also grown in England as an ornamental tree.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deodar In India, a name given to different trees, principally of the natural order Coniferæ, when growing at some place held sacred by the Hindus. The tree more commonly known by this name, and often mentioned by the Indian poets, is the Cedrus Deodara, nearly related to the cedar of Lebanon, a large tree widely distributed in the Himalayas from Nêpal to Afghanistan. The wood is very extensively used on account of its extreme durability. At Simla in India the name is given to the Cupressus torulosa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Deodar de-o-där′ a cedar much praised by Indian poets: the Cedrus Deodara of the Himalayas.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Native name, fr. Skr. dēvadāru, prop., timber of the gods
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sans. Deva-dāru, divine tree—a name given to various coniferous trees growing in sacred places.

Usage

In literature:

We pushed on under the deodars, and I was indulgent to a trot.
"The Pool in the Desert" by Sara Jeanette Duncan
About it stood great deodars, clothed in clouds of the white blossoming clematis, ghostly and still.
"The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories" by L. Adams Beck
For Pinus read Deodar.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
DEODAR (25), a small protected independent State in the NW.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
There in peace and plenty are the sequoia, the bamboo, and the deodar.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
When night fell a plateau covered with tall deodar trees had been reached, and here the elephants rested.
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
On the summit of Chaka, Quercus, Gaultheria, and Rhododendron are common; with here and there a Deodar.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
On a morning, near the end of April, she sat alone in the garden under deodar boughs tasselled with tips of young green.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
The country, however, in that direction was screened from view by spurs covered with dense forests of deodar.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
The deodar often reaches the height of one hundred feet.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Some way below our house there stretched a spur thickly wooded with Deodars.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
That mountain's as big as Mont Blanc; and from that deodar forest right up the slope is the place to go for bear.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
The mighty teak and deodar from India.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
Here is the native home of the deodar cedar.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The headquarters of the Deodar are in the mountains of north-west India, where it forms forests at various altitudes above 3500 feet.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
Deodars and other exotic trees were imported by me and throve wonderfully.
"My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills" by James Johnstone
The "Deodar" is also much used, but the other pines produce timber that is not durable.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
Here there is a forest of pillars all of single deodar trees, and remarkable for their height and grace.
"Kashmir" by Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
The chief trees are deodar, firs and pines, chenar or plane, maple, birch and walnut.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
That black mountain opposite, with its army of skeleton deodars, makes me shudder.
"Chronicles of Dustypore" by Henry Stewart Cunningham
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In poetry:

He took two months at Simla when the year was at the spring,
And underneath the deodars eternally did sing.
He warbled like a bul-bul but particularly at
Cornelia Agrippina, who was musical and fat.
"Army Headquarters" by Rudyard Kipling