any of several coniferous trees of the genus Araucaria, of warm regions.

1825–35; < Neo-Latin, named after Arauc(o) province in central Chile; see -aria

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araucaria (ˌærɔːˈkɛərɪə)
any tree of the coniferous genus Araucaria of South America, Australia, and Polynesia, such as the monkey puzzle and bunya-bunya
[C19: from New Latin (arbor) Araucaria (tree) from Arauco, a province in Chile]

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In the south, the araucaria pine forest grows under temperate conditions.
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