Araucarian

araucaria

[ar-aw-kair-ee-uh]
noun
any of several coniferous trees of the genus Araucaria, of warm regions.


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

araucarian, adjective
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araucaria (ˌærɔːˈkɛərɪə)
 
n
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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