American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tall cedar (Cedrus deodara) native to the Himalaya Mountains and having drooping branches and dark bluish-green leaves, often with white, light green, or yellow new growth in cultivars. It is an important timber tree in India.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In India, a name given to different trees, principally of the natural order Coniferæ, when growing at some place held sacred by the Hindus. The tree more commonly known by this name, and often mentioned by the Indian poets, is the Cedrus Deodara, nearly related to the cedar of Lebanon, a large tree widely distributed in the Himalayas from Nêpal to Afghanistan. The wood is very extensively used on account of its extreme durability. At Simla in India the name is given to the Cupressus torulosa.
- n. Cedrus deodara, a type of cedar tree native to the western Himalayas.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A kind of cedar (Cedrus Deodara), growing in India, highly valued for its size and beauty as well as for its timber, and also grown in England as an ornamental tree.
- n. tall East Indian cedar having spreading branches with nodding tips; highly valued for its appearance as well as its timber
- From colloquial Hindustani देओदार / دیودار de'o-dār, from देवदारु / دیودار dev-dāru, from Sanskrit देवदारु (deva-dāru) ‘divine tree’. (Wiktionary)
- Hindi deodār, from Sanskrit devadāru : deva-, divine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At the entrance are large stores of timber, principally deodar, which is floated down from the Lolab, stored at Dubgam, and sent thence down country and otherwhere for sale.”
“The pass was crowned with dense, dark forest -- deodar, walnut, wild cherry, wild olive, and wild pear, but mostly deodar, which is the Himalayan cedar; and under the shadow of the deodars stood a deserted shrine to Kali -- who is Durga, who is Sitala, who is sometimes worshipped against the smallpox.”
“That was a sign of heavy rain In the foot-hills and beyond, for the deodar is a strong tree, not easily shaken from the hillsides.”
“That was a sign of heavy rain in the foot-hills and beyond, for the deodar is a strong tree, not easily shaken from the hillsides.”
“Mexicans were born here, among the smoky bouquets of the toyon shrub, made love on hills of elderberry, honeysuckle, and fistfuls of lilac fiesta flowers, married each other by a ring of deodar cedars, grew old walking the long, open fields of sage scrub and giant wild rye, and died in ancient forests of pine and eucalyptus.”
“The carved-deodar windows and doors of the gable-roofed row houses on each side of the alley are shut.”
“The walking trails are superb with tall pines and majestic deodar and spectacular views of the brilliant Himalayas.”
“He said the seven-day trek touches unique heritage sites, crystal-clear water springs, lofty mountains, thick deodar forests and green meadows.”
“One of the main threats of this area is logging of deodar, fir, blue pine, and oak to fulfill the ever-increasing demand for timber, fuel, and fodder.”
“Cypress (Cupressus torulosa) and deodar (Cedrus deodara) are common above 2,400 m.”
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