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juniper (cypress wood)

Definition:

a coniferous shrub or small tree with berry-like cones

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

junipers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"evergreen shrub", from Latin juniperus (compare French genièvre, Spanish...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Juniper | Junipers | Juniperus

of the cypress family Cupressaceae. Depending on taxonomic viewpoint, there are between 50-67 species of juniper, widely distributed throughout the northern hemisphere, from the Arctic, south to tropical Africa in the Old World, and to the mountains of... (38 of 1772 words, pronunciation, 10 images)

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Juniper (disambiguation)

a type of shrub and tree in the cypress family. Juniper berry, the fruit of the juniper | Juniper may also refer to: Juniper Green, Edinburgh | Juniper, Northumberland, England | Juniper, New Brunswick, Canada | Juniper, Lassen County, California,... (36 of 257 words, 20 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

juniper [plant]

any of about 60 to 70 species of aromatic evergreen trees or shrubs constituting the genus Juniperus of the cypress family, distributed throughout the ... (24 of 415 words, 1 image)

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Wiktionary:

juniper | junipers [plural] | Juniperus [genus, sense-specific]

any shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus of the cypress family; characterized by pointed, needle-like leaves and aromatic berry-like cones. | certain coniferous trees which resemble junipers. (27 of 38 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

juniper

any coniferous shrub or small tree of the genus "Juniperus", of the ... | any of various similar trees, grown mainly as ornamentals | [Old Testament] ... (24 of 468 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/juniper

Columbia Encyclopedia:

juniper | Western red cedar | red cedar

any tree or shrub of the genus "Juniperus", aromatic evergreens of the family Cupressaceae (cypress family), widely distributed over the north ... (21 of 239 words)

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Merriam-Webster:

juniper | juniper berry [sense-specific] | Juniperus [genus, sense-specific]

any of numerous shrubs or trees (genus Juniperus) of the cypress family ... | any of several coniferous trees resembling true junipers (21 of 113 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/juniper

Oxford Dictionary:

juniper

an evergreen shrub or small tree which bears berry-like cones, widely distributed throughout Eurasia and North America. Many kinds have aromatic cones ... (22 of 73 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/juniper

New World Dictionary:

juniper | Juniperus [genus, sense-specific]

any of a genus of evergreen shrubs or trees of the cypress family, with ... | [United States] any of several similar trees grown for ornament | ... (25 of 64 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

juniper

any evergreen, coniferous shrub or tree of the genus "Juniperus", ... | a tree mentioned in the Old Testament, said to be the retem. (23 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

juniper [countable/uncountable] | junipers [plural]

a bush with very small round hard fruits that are used for adding flavour to food and gin (18 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/juniper

Cambridge Dictionary:

juniper

a small evergreen (never losing its leaves) bush which has sharp leaves and small purple fruits which are used in medicine and in making gin (a type ... (27 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/juniper

American Heritage Dictionary:

juniper

Any of various evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus "Juniperus", having needlelike or scalelike, often pointed leaves and aromatic, bluish-gray, ... (21 of 38 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

juniper | junipers [plural]

an evergreen tree or bush with small purple cones resembling berries that are used in cooking and yield juniper oil. Genus Juniperus. | the oil from ... (25 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861623504​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

juniper

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "evergreen shrub", from Latin juniperus (compare French genièvre, Spanish enebro, Portuguese zimbro, Italian ... (16 of 51 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

juniper

Origin: Middle English junipur from Latin juniperus from Indo-European base *yoini-, reed ( derives "jonquil") + unexplained second element

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American Heritage Dictionary:

juniper

Origin: Middle English, from Latin iūniperus; see perə- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

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Collins Dictionary:

juniper

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin jūniperus, of obscure origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/juniper

Merriam-Webster:

juniper

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English junipere, from Latin juniperus

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/juniper

Oxford Dictionary:

juniper

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin juniperus

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/juniper

Wiktionary:

juniper | junipers [plural]

Origin: Latin iūniperus ("juniper").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/juniper

Encarta Dictionary:

juniper | junipers [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin juniperus

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861623504​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

juniper

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "juniper"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

juniper | junipers [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "juniper"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/juniper

Macmillan British Dictionary:

juniper [countable/uncountable] | junipers [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "juniper"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

juniper

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "juniper"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "juniper"

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the Free Dictionary:

juniper

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Google Dictionary:

juniper | junipers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "juniper"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

juniper

Audio: North American pronunciation of "juniper"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=junipe​01 word=juniper

YourDictionary Audio:

juniper

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "juniper" by speech synthesizer

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