Definitions

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  • n. The wood of the cedar tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar and cedarlike trees; especially the wood of the red cedar, often used for cedar chests.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wood of the cedar, in any use of the name.
  • n. A wood or assemblage of cedar-trees.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests

Etymologies

cedar +‎ wood (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A completely synthetic vetiver oil cannot be manufactured at a realistic price, but alternative materials such as cedarwood oil can be substituted.

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  • He reached under the table and brought out a small, cedarwood box.

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  • • Safety center: Apply patchouli oil or cedarwood oil to the soles of your feet and to your tailbone area.

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  • Maddy was holding his small wooden box on her lap, and he was sitting cross-legged, a cedarwood chest the size of a small coffin in front of him.

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  • The door opened and the abbot, Jamie's uncle Alex, came in, accompanied by Brother Anselm and three other monks, one carrying a small cedarwood box.

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  • Add one handful of cedarwood shavings, allow to set.

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  • He thought of snow and cedarwood fires and the cloying taste of his wife's inedible fudge and his daughter's face the first time she wore makeup.

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  • And then, for the merest hint of coolness, we threw in a handful of cedarwood.

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  • Lord Luxon eyed him with distaste and thought of his cedarwood chests in 1763, specially imported from Italy, and the layers of exquisite silks they contained, the frothy lace, his embroidered, high-heeled shoes, his tricorn hats and brocade vests, his dress wigs, his rouge and his black beauty spots in the shape of crescent moons.

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  • For me it reaches into the past more years than I care to count and somehow brings back the vivid sensations of a great love affair in my life, which was both long ago and far away; warm copper skin smelling of cedarwood and spices, a galaxy of stars that seemed close enough to touch in the darkest sky I had ever seen, and sublime nights spent under rough blankets permeated by wood smoke.

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