Huon pine

Huon pine

[hyoo-on or, often, yoo-]
noun
a coniferous tree, Dacrydium franklinii, of Tasmania, having very small cones and yielding timber.

Origin:
1810–20; named after the Huon river in Tasmania

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Huon pine
Collins
World English Dictionary
Huon pine (ˈhjuːɒn)
 
n
a Tasmanian coniferous tree, Dacrydium franklinii, with scalelike leaves and cup-shaped berry-like fruits: family Podocarpaceae. It is among the oldest living individual plants, thought to be up to 10 000 years old
 
[named after the Huon River, Tasmania]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;