monkey's puzzle

Monkey\'s puzzle

Mon"key's puz"zle\ (Bot.) A lofty coniferous Chilian tree (Araucaria imbricata), the branches of which are so crowded and intertwisted "as to puzzle a monkey to climb." The edible nuts are over an inch long, and are called pi[~n]on by the Chilians.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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