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deodar

[dee-uh-dahr]
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noun
  1. a large Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara, yielding a durable wood.

Origin of deodar

1795–1805; < Hindi deodār < Sanskrit devadāru wood of the gods, equivalent to deva god + dāru wood
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Examples from the Web for deodar

Historical Examples

  • The hill-sides are entirely clothed with thick forests of deodar and pine.

    Kashmir

    Sir Francis Edward Younghusband

  • There in peace and plenty are the sequoia, the bamboo, and the deodar.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

    Charles A. Murdock

  • From the Pathargarhi pass the path makes a steep descent down a well-wooded mountain-side to the Deodar stream.

  • Above 6000 feet are to be seen the rhododendron, the deodar and other hill cypresses, and the beautiful horse-chestnut.

  • On leaving Miru the road at first ascended gradually through a pretty wood of deodar and Gerard's pine.


British Dictionary definitions for deodar

deodar

noun
  1. a Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara, with drooping branches
  2. the durable fragrant highly valued wood of this tree

Word Origin

C19: from Hindi deodār, from Sanskrit devadāru, literally: wood of the gods, from deva god + dāru wood
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