Definition of deodar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdiːə(ʊ)dɑː/


A tall, broadly conical cedar which has drooping branches and bears large barrel-shaped cones, native to the Himalayas.
  • Cedrus deodara, family Pinaceae.
Example sentences
  • We arrived in Ranikhet, located 1,830 m above sea level, encircled by tall pine trees and soaring deodars, commanding views of the Himalayas glistening white in the distance.
  • Dense shrubbery can provide shelter, as can brush piles, thickets of rugosa roses, or tall evergreen trees such as coast live oak, deodar cedar, or redwood.
  • The nursery offers other conifers, including Colorado blue spruce, deodar cedar, Douglas fir, and coast redwood.


Early 19th century: from Hindi deodār, from Sanskrit devadāru 'divine tree'.

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