Pronunciation: (sē'dur), [key]
1. any of several Old World, coniferous trees of the genus Cedrus, having wide, spreading branches. Cf. cedar of Lebanon.
2. any of various junipers, as the red cedar, Juniperus virginiana, of the cypress family, having reddish-brown bark and dark-blue, berrylike fruit.
3. any of various other coniferous trees. Cf. incense cedar, white cedar.
4. any of several trees belonging to the genus Cedrela, of the mahogany family, as the Spanish cedar.
5. Also called cedarwood. the fragrant wood of any of these trees, used in furniture and as a moth repellent.
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