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araucaria

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noun ar·au·car·ia \ˌa-ˌrȯ-ˈka-rē-ə\

Definition of araucaria

  1. :  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·anplay \-ē-ən\ adjective


Origin of araucaria

New Latin, from Arauco


First Known Use: 1806


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