- a tall Himalayan cedar (Cedrus deodara) with drooping branches and fragrant, durable, light-red wood
- the wood
Origin of deodarHindi dēodār ; from Sanskrit dēvadāru, literally , tree of the gods ; from dēva-ḥ, god (akin to Classical Latin deus) + daru, wood: see tree
A tall cedar (Cedrus deodara) native to the Himalaya Mountains and having drooping branches and dark bluish-green leaves, often with white, light green, or yellow new growth in cultivars. It is an important timber tree in India.
Origin of deodarHindi deodār, from Sanskrit devadāru : deva-, divine; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots + dāru, wood; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
- Cedrus deodara, a type of cedar tree native to the western Himalayas.
- 1888: There were beautifully arranged tea-tables under the deodars at Annandale, where the Grand Stand is now — Rudyard Kipling, ‘Cupid's Arrows’, Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2007, p. 47)