Cedar bird(Zoöl.), a species of chatterer so named from its frequenting cedar trees; — called also cherry bird, Canada robin, and American waxwing.

(Ce"dar), a. Of or pertaining to cedar.

(Ce"dared) a. Covered, or furnished with, cedars.

(Ce"darn) a. Of or pertaining to the cedar or its wood. [R.]

(Cede) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ceded; p. pr. & vb. n. Ceding.] [L. cedere to withdraw, yield; akin to cadere to fall, and to E. chance; cf. F. céder.] To yield or surrender; to give up; to resign; as, to cede a fortress, a province, or country, to another nation, by treaty.

The people must cede to the government some of their natural rights.

(Ce*dil"la) n. [Sp. cedilla, cf. F. cédille; dim. of zeta, the Gr. name of the letter z, because this letter was formerly written after the c, to give it the sound of s.] A mark placed under the letter c [thus, ç], to show that it is to be sounded like s, as in façade.

(Ce"drat) n. [Cf. F. cédrat. See Cedar.] (Bot.) Properly the citron, a variety of Citrus medica, with large fruits, not acid, and having a high perfume.

(Ce"drene) n. (Chem.) A rich aromatic oil, C15H24, extracted from oil of red cedar, and regarded as a polymeric terpene; also any one of a class of similar substances, as the essential oils of cloves, cubebs, juniper, etc., of which cedrene proper is the type. [Written also cedren.]

(Ce"drine) a. [L. cedrinus, Gr. . See Cedar.] Of or pertaining to cedar or the cedar tree.

(Ce"dri*ret) n. Same as Cœrulignone.

(Ce"dry) a. Of the nature of cedar. [R.]

(Ced"ule) n. [F. cédule, fr. L. shedula. See Shedule.] A scroll; a writing; a schedule. [Obs.]

(Ced"u*ous) a. [L. caeduus, fr. caedere to cut down.] Fit to be felled. [Obs.] Eyelyn.

(Ceil) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ceiled (seld); p. pr. & vb. n. Ceiling.] [From an older noun, fr. F. ciel heaven, canopy, fr. L. caelum heaven, vault, arch, covering; cf. Gr. koi^los hollow.]

1. To overlay or cover the inner side of the roof of; to furnish with a ceiling; as, to ceil a room.

The greater house he ceiled with fir tree.
2 Chron. iii. 5

2. To line or finish a surface, as of a wall, with plaster, stucco, thin boards, or the like.

(Ceil"ing), n. [See Cell, v. t.]

1. (Arch.) (a) The inside lining of a room overhead; the under side of the floor above; the upper surface opposite to the floor. (b) The lining or finishing of any wall or other surface, with plaster, thin boards, etc.; also, the work when done.

2. (Naut.) The inner planking of a vessel.

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.

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