juniper

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English[edit]

Pine Cones and shrubs of a Juniper
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin iūniperus (juniper).

Noun[edit]

juniper (plural junipers)

  1. any shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus of the cypress family; characterized by pointed, needle-like leaves and aromatic berry-like cones.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, Internal Combustion[1]:
      One typical Grecian kiln engorged one thousand muleloads of juniper wood in a single burn. Fifty such kilns would devour six thousand metric tons of trees and brush annually.
  2. certain coniferous trees which resemble junipers.

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