What is another word for cedars?

Pronunciation: [sˈiːdəz] (IPA)

Cedars are beautiful trees native to several parts of the world, including Lebanon, the Himalayas, and the western United States. The word "cedar" can refer specifically to trees in the genus Cedrus, but it is also often used more broadly to describe any tree with cedar-like characteristics. Synonyms for "cedars" include conifers, evergreens, pines, spruces, firs, and junipers. These trees all share some common traits, such as needle-like leaves, cones, and adaptations for surviving cold weather. However, each type of tree has its own unique features that make it stand out, from the giant sequoias of California to the aromatic cedars of Lebanon.

What are the hypernyms for Cedars?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Cedars

The ground all about it was bare, and a few stunted, shrivelled cedars stood at one side.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
He was passing a gloomy looking house set considerably off the road, surrounded by doleful firs and funereal cedars.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
Two animals met between the cedars; the mask had been flung aside.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Cedars

  • The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are made of the same water. It flows down, clean and cool, from the heights of Herman and the roots of the cedars of Lebanon. the Sea of Galilee makes beauty of it, the Sea of Galilee has an outlet. It gets to give. It gathers in its riches that it may pour them out again to fertilize the Jordan plain. But the Dead Sea with the same water makes horror. For the Dead Sea has no outlet. It gets to keep.
    Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • As cedars beaten with continual storms, So great men flourish; and do imitate Unskilful statuaries, who suppose, In forging a Colossus, if they make him Straddle enough, strut, and look big, and gape, Their work is goodly: so men merely great In their affected gravity of voice, Sourness of countenance, manners' cruelty, Authority, wealth, and all the spawn of fortune, Think they bear all the kingdom's worth before them, Yet differ not from those colossic statues, Which, with heroic forms without o'erspread, Within are naught but mortar, flint and lead.
    George Chapman
  • He that peruses Homer, is like the traveller that surveys mount Atlas; the vastness and roughness of its rocks, the solemn gloominess of its pines and cedars, the everlasting snows that cover its head, the torrents that rush down its sides, and the wild beasts that roar in its caverns, all contribute to strike the imagination with inexpressible astonishment and awe. While reading the Aeneid is like beholding the Capitoline hill at Rome, on which stood many edifices of exquisite architecture, and whose top was crowned with the famous temple of Jupiter, adorned with the spoils of conquered Greece.
    Joseph Warton

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