|n.||1.||(Bot.) The name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor.|
|a.||1.||Of or pertaining to cedar.|
|Noun||1.||cedar - any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars|
Synonyms: cedar tree
|2.||cedar - durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests|
|3.||cedar - any cedar of the genus Cedrus|
|Cedar - A superset of Mesa, from Xerox PARC, adding garbage collection, dynamic types and a universal pointer type (REF
ANY). Cedar is a large complex language designed for custom
Xerox hardware and the Cedar operating system/environment.
Data types are atoms, lists, ropes ("industrial strength"
strings), conditions. Multi-processing features include
threads, monitors, signals and catch phrases. It was
used to develop the Cedar integrated programming environment.|
["A Description of the Cedar Language", Butler Lampson, Xerox PARC, CSL-83-15 (Dec 1983)].
["The Structure of Cedar", D. Swinehart et al, SIGPLAN Notices 20(7):230-244 (July 1985)].