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araucaria

araucaria

noun ar·au·car·ia \ˌa-ˌr-ˈka-rē-ə\

Definition of ARAUCARIA

:  any of a genus (Araucaria of the family Araucariaceae, the araucaria family) of South American or Australian coniferous trees that resemble pines and are often grown as ornamentals; especially :  monkey puzzle
ar·au·car·i·an \-ē-ən\ adjective

Origin of ARAUCARIA

New Latin, from Arauco
First Known Use: 1806

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