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Cedar is the common name for cedar wood, used for several different trees that grow in different parts of the world.

Cedar may also refer to:

Trees and plants[edit]

Family Pinaceae[edit]

  • Cedrus or cedar, a genus of coniferous trees in the plant family Pinaceae
    • Lebanon cedar, Cedrus libani, a cedar native to Lebanon, western Syria and south central Turkey
    • Atlas cedar, Cedrus atlantica, a cedar native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria
    • Deodar cedar, Cedrus deodara, a cedar native to the western Himalayas
    • Cyprus cedar, Cedrus brevifolia, classified mainly to distinguish it from the Cedar of Lebanon, found in the island of Cyprus's Cedar Valley in the Troodos Mountains
  • Siberian pine (Pinus sibirica), occasionally erroneously referred to as Siberian cedar

Family Cupressaceae[edit]

Family Meliaceae[edit]

Other families[edit]


Given name[edit]

  • Cedar Paul (1880–1972), née Gertrude Mary Davenport, British singer, author, translator and journalist
  • Cedar Prest (born 1940), female stained glass artist from Australia
  • Cedar Sigo (born 1978), American author
  • Cedar Walton (1934–2013), American jazz pianist


  • Howard Cedar (born 1943), Israeli American biochemist
  • Jon Cedar (1931–2011), American character actor, screenwriter and producer
  • Joseph Cedar (born 1968), Israeli film director and screenwriter
  • Larry Cedar (born 1955), American actor and a voice actor


United States[edit]



  • SS Cedar, a Panamanian coastal trading vessel in service from 1955 to 1958
  • USLHT Cedar, a United States Lighthouse Service lighthouse tender in commission in 1917 and from 1919 to 1939 which also saw service as:
    • the United States Navy patrol vessel USS Cedar, in commission from 1917 to 1919
    • the United States Coast Guard lighthouse tender USCGC Cedar (WAGL-207), in commission from 1939 to 1950


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