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araucaria

[ar-aw-kair-ee-uh] /ˌær ɔˈkɛər i ə/
noun
1.
any of several coniferous trees of the genus Araucaria, of warm regions.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Neo-Latin, named after Arauc(o) province in central Chile; see -aria
Related forms
araucarian, adjective
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  • In the south, the araucaria pine forest grows under temperate conditions.
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araucaria

/ˌærɔːˈkɛərɪə/
noun
1.
any tree of the coniferous genus Araucaria of South America, Australia, and Polynesia, such as the monkey puzzle and bunya-bunya
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin (arbor) Araucaria (tree) from Arauco, a province in Chile
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