araucaria family

noun
tall evergreen cone-bearing trees of South America and Australia with broad leathery leaves; in some classifications included in the Pinaceae
Hypernyms: ↑gymnosperm family
Member Holonyms: ↑Coniferales, ↑order Coniferales
Member Meronyms: ↑Wollemi pine, ↑genus Araucaria, ↑Agathis, ↑genus Agathis

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  • araucaria — [ar΄ô ker′ē ə, er΄ô ker′ē ə] n. [ModL < Sp Arauco: see ARAUCANIAN] any of a genus (Araucaria) of the araucaria family of cone bearing trees with flat, scalelike needles, native to the Southern Hemisphere and grown as ornamentals in other… …   English World dictionary

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  • araucaria — araucarian, adj. /ar aw kair ee euh/, n. any of several coniferous trees of the genus Araucaria, of warm regions. Cf. monkey puzzle, Norfolk Island pine. [1825 35; < NL, named after Arauc(o) province in central Chile; see ARIA] * * * Any pinelike …   Universalium

  • araucaria — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Arauco Date: 1809 any of a genus (Araucaria of the family Araucariaceae, the araucaria family) of South American or Australian coniferous trees that resemble pines and are often grown as ornamentals; especially… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • family Araucariaceae — noun tall evergreen cone bearing trees of South America and Australia with broad leathery leaves; in some classifications included in the Pinaceae • Syn: ↑Araucariaceae, ↑araucaria family • Hypernyms: ↑gymnosperm family • Member Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Araucaria — ID 5352 Symbol Key ARAUC2 Common Name araucaria Family Araucariaceae Category Gymnosperm Division Coniferophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Araucaria heterophylla — Norfolk Island Pines, Norfolk Island Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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  • Araucaria — Ar au*ca ri*a, n. [Araucania, a territory south of Chili.] (Bot.) A genus of tall conifers of the pine family. The species are confined mostly to South America and Australia. The wood cells differ from those of other in having the dots in their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Araucaria araucana — Monkey Tail Tree redirects here. For the plant sometimes called Monkey Tail , see Heliotropium curassavicum. Araucaria araucana Araucaria araucana in the Chilean Andes Conser …   Wikipedia

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