- a tropical American tree, Cedrela odorata, of the mahogany family.
- the hard, fragrant, mahoganylike brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture and especially cigar boxes.
Origin of Spanish cedar
First recorded in 1975–80
Also called West Indian cedar.
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- a tall meliaceous tree, Cedrela odorata, of tropical America, the East Indies, and Australia, having smooth bark, pinnate leaves, yellow flowers, and light-coloured aromatic wood
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