Sinonimi: cedar tree · true cedar · cedar tree · cedarwood
ETYM AS. ceder, from Latin cedrus, Greek kedros.
Any of an Old World genus Cedrus of coniferous trees of the pine family Pinaceae. The cedar of Lebanon C. libani grows to great heights and age in the mountains of Syria and Asia Minor. Of the historic forests on Mount Lebanon itself, only a few stands of trees remain.
The name cedar is also applied to species of several genera of other coniferous trees in several families—for example, some junipers, cypresses, and redwoods.
1. Any cedar of the genus Cedrus; SYN. cedar tree, true cedar.
2. Any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars; SYN. cedar tree.
3. Durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests; SYN. cedarwood.