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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ce·dar /ˈsidɚ/
 西洋杉,香柏

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ce·dar, a. Of or pertaining to cedar.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 ce·dar n.  Bot. The name of several evergreen trees.  The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor.
 Note:The cedar of Lebanon is the Cedrus Libani; the white cedar (Cupressus thyoides) is now called Chamœcyparis sphæroidea; American red cedar is the Juniperus Virginiana; Spanish cedar, the West Indian Cedrela odorata. Many other trees with odoriferous wood are locally called cedar.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 cedar
      n 1: any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that
           resemble cedars [syn: cedar tree]
      2: durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees;
         especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar
         chests [syn: cedarwood]
      3: any cedar of the genus Cedrus [syn: cedar tree, true
         cedar]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Cedar
    (Heb. e'rez, Gr. kedros, Lat. cedrus), a tree very frequently
    mentioned in Scripture. It was stately (Ezek. 31:3-5),
    long-branched (Ps. 80:10; 92:12; Ezek. 31:6-9), odoriferous
    (Cant. 4:11; Hos. 14:6), durable, and therefore much used for
    boards, pillars, and ceilings (1 Kings 6:9, 10; 7:2; Jer.
    22:14), for masts (Ezek. 27:5), and for carved images (Isa.
    44:14).
      It grew very abundantly in Palestine, and particularly on
    Lebanon, of which it was "the glory" (Isa. 35:2; 60:13). Hiram
    supplied Solomon with cedar trees from Lebanon for various
    purposes connected with the construction of the temple and the
    king's palace (2 Sam. 5:11; 7:2, 7; 1 Kings 5:6, 8,10; 6:9, 10,
    15, 16, 18, 20; 7:2, 3, 7, 11, 12; 9:11, etc.). Cedars were used
    also in the building of the second temple under Zerubbabel (Ezra
    3:7).
      Of the ancient cedars of Lebanon there remain now only some
    seven or eight. They are not standing together. But beside them
    there are found between three hundred and four hundred of
    younger growth. They stand in an amphitheatre fronting the west,
    about 6,400 feet above the level of the sea.
      The cedar is often figuratively alluded to in the sacred
    Scriptures. "The mighty conquerors of olden days, the despots of
    Assyria and the Pharaohs of Egypt, the proud and idolatrous
    monarchs of Judah, the Hebrew commonwealth itself, the war-like
    Ammonites of patriarchal times, and the moral majesty of the
    Messianic age, are all compared to the towering cedar, in its
    royal loftiness and supremacy (Isa. 2:13; Ezek. 17:3, 22, 23,
    31:3-9; Amos 2:9; Zech. 11:1, 2; Job 40:17; Ps. 29:5; 80:10;
    92:12, etc).", Groser's Scrip. Nat. Hist. (See BOX-TREE
    T0000636.)