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[dee-uh-dahr] /ˈdi əˌdɑr/
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 Unabridged
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  • The hill-sides are entirely clothed with thick forests of deodar and pine.


    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.

  • The slopes were nearly bare, a few trees of the deodar and Gerard's pine only occurring occasionally.

  • The forest at the base of this ascent was principally composed of deodar and Gerard's pine.

  • Pinus Gerardiana gradually diminished in number during the ascent, and at last disappeared about the same time as the deodar.

  • The pines were principally Pinus excelsa; silver fir and spruce also occurred, but I saw no deodar nor Gerard's pine.

  • The ascent towards the ridge was latterly steep, with a good deal of silver fir and deodar.

British Dictionary definitions for deodar


a Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara, with drooping branches
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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