Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants, of the natural order Meliace√¶, allied to the mahogany, and consisting of large trees, natives of the tropics.

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  • n. tropical American trees

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Examples

  • The fleets which sail from this port and which are partly constructed of the cedrela and the mahogany of the island of Cuba, might, at the entrance of the Mexican

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • A short time before my arrival at Teneriffe, the sea had left in the road of Santa Cruz the trunk of a cedrela odorata covered with the bark.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • Farther on, beyond this band covered with gramineous plants, we found, amidst peaks almost inaccessible to man, a small forest of cedrela, javillo, * and mahogany.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • If the cedrela, instead of having been cast on the strand of Teneriffe, had been carried farther south, It would probably have made the whole tour of the Atlantic, and returned to its native soil with the general current of the tropics.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • Marine engineers were sent to mark the finest trunks of Brazil-wood, mahogany, cedrela and laurinea between Angostura and the mouth of the Orinoco, as well as on the banks of the Gulf of

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • Don Cornelio, Costal, and Clara had already gone far from the spot; and soon the last horseman of the Colonel's escort, forming the rearguard of the procession, had filed through the belt of cedrela trees -- leaving the

    The Tiger Hunter

  • A few paces further on he perceived a cedrela tree of gigantic dimensions, and so thickly loaded with leaves that it seemed to promise

    The Tiger Hunter

  • The thicket in which he had hidden him was at no great distance from the cedrela; and finding his own traces, Don Rafael returned on them with stealthy tread.

    The Tiger Hunter

  • Four parties were now closing in upon a common centre; and just in that centre stood the great cedrela in which Don

    The Tiger Hunter

  • He had scarce time for a single reflection, when his attention was drawn to a rustling among the leaves at a short distance off; and, looking diagonally downward, he perceived two men on foot advancing towards the cedrela.

    The Tiger Hunter

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