Huon pine

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

1810–20; named after the Huon river in Tasmania Unabridged
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Huon pine (ˈhjuːɒn)
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]

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