juniper

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English[edit]

Pine Cones and shrubs of a Juniper

Etymology[edit]

From Latin iūniperus ‎(juniper).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʒunɪpə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒunɪpɚ/, [ˈd͡ʒunɪ̈pɚ]

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, in 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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