The name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor.
Of or pertaining to cedar.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
\ce"dar\ (sē"d&etilde;r), n. [as. ceder, fr. l. cedrus, gr. ke`dros.] (bot.) the name of several evergreen trees. the wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor.
note: the cedar of lebanon is the cedrus libani; the white cedar (cupressus thyoides) is now called chamœcyparis sph?roidea; american red cedar is the juniperus virginiana; spanish cedar, the west indian cedrela odorata. many other trees with odoriferous wood are locally called cedar.
bird (zo?l.), a species of chatterer (ampelis cedrorum), so named from its frequenting cedar trees; -- called also cherry bird, canada robin, and american waxwing
\ce"dar\, a. of or pertaining to cedar.
1. any of numerous trees of the family cupressaceae that resemble cedars [syn: cedar tree]
2. durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests [syn: cedarwood]
3. any cedar of the genus cedrus [syn: cedar tree, true cedar ]
(heb. e'rez, gr. kedros, lat. cedrus), a tree very frequently mentioned in scripture. it was stately (ezek. 31:3-5), long-branched (ps. 80:10; 92:12; ezek. 31:6-9), odoriferous (cant. 4:11; hos. 14:6), durable, and therefore much used for boards, pillars, and ceilings (1 kings 6:9, 10; 7:2; jer. 22:14), for masts (ezek. 27:5), and for carved images (isa. 44:14). it grew very abundantly in palestine, and particularly on lebanon, of which it was "the glory" (isa. 35:2; 60:13). hiram supplied solomon with cedar trees from lebanon for various purposes connected with the construction of the temple and the king's palace (2 sam. 5:11; 7:2, 7; 1 kings 5:6, 8,10; 6:9, 10, 15, 16, 18, 20; 7:2, 3, 7, 11, 12; 9:11, etc.). cedars were used also in the building of the second temple under zerubbabel (ezra 3:7). of the ancient cedars of lebanon there remain now only some seven or eight. they are not standing together. but beside them there are found between three hundred and four hundred of younger growth. they stand in an amphitheatre fronting the west, about 6,400 feet above the level of the sea. the cedar is often figuratively alluded to in the sacred scriptures. "the mighty conquerors of olden days, the despots of assyria and the pharaohs of egypt, the proud and idolatrous monarchs of judah, the hebrew commonwealth itself, the war-like ammonites of patriarchal times, and the moral majesty of the messianic age, are all compared to the towering cedar, in its royal loftiness and supremacy (isa. 2:13; ezek. 17:3, 22, 23, 31:3-9; amos 2:9; zech. 11:1, 2; job 40:17; ps. 29:5; 80:10; 92:12, etc).", groser's scrip. nat. hist. (see box-tree ¯t0000636.)
atlantic white cedar
port orford cedar
western red cedar
coast white cedar
northern white cedar
eastern red cedar