Spanish cedar

  1. a tropical American tree, Cedrela odorata, of the mahogany family.

  2. 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.

Words Nearby Spanish cedar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for Spanish cedar

Spanish cedar

  1. 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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