deodar

deodar

[dee-uh-dahr]
noun
a large Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara, yielding a durable wood.

Origin:
1795–1805; < Hindi deodār < Sanskrit devadāru wood of the gods, equivalent to deva god + dāru wood

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deodar (ˈdiːəʊˌdɑː)
 
n
1.  a Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara, with drooping branches
2.  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]

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