Back when I was a bowl turner I was always on the lookout for unusual local trees to make bowls out of. One day a woman asked if I wanted a deodar cedar log. Why I most certainly did.
Cedrus deodara is a tree that is native to the Himalayas, and it has been planted all over the world as an ornamental tree. The one I got grew in a nearby town and it was, as its name implies, a true cedar and quite aromatic to work with. Around these parts any aromatic wood is called "cedar", such as Juniperus Virginiana, AKA red cedar, which, as you can see by its binomial name, is actually a juniper. Another one I have managed to get my hands one, and this one is nearly extinct around here, Chamaecyparis thyoides, It is known as white cedar, but it is actually a species of Cupressaceae, a cypress. Some call it Atlantic white cedar, and there were a few times I was lucky enough to have finished examples of all three "cedars" for sale at the same time. An aromatic riot, I tells ya.
Anyway, I got off on this tangent due to seeing the word "Deodar" in the list of Sanskrit words that made it into English. "Deodar - through Hindi देओदार deodār ultimately from Sanskrit देवदारु devadāru, a kind of tree. Devadaru - tree of the gods - you can't go wrong that that shit, just sayin'.