- 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
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.Western Himalaya and Tibet
- a Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara, with drooping branches
- the durable fragrant highly valued wood of this tree
C19: from Hindi deodār, from Sanskrit devadāru, literally: wood of the gods, from deva god + dāru wood