noun co·ni·fer \ˈkä-nə-fər also ˈkō-\

biology : a bush or tree (such as a pine) that produces cones and that usually has leaves that are green all year

Full Definition of CONIFER

:  any of an order (Coniferales) of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs having usually needle-shaped or scalelike leaves and including forms (as pines) with true cones and others (as yews) with an arillate fruit
co·nif·er·ous \kō-ˈni-f(ə-)rəs, kə-\ adjective

Origin of CONIFER

ultimately from Latin conifer cone-bearing, from conus cone + -fer
First Known Use: circa 1841
CONIFEROUS Defined for Kids


noun co·ni·fer \ˈkä-nə-fər, ˈkō-\

Definition of CONIFER for Kids

:  any of a group of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs (as pines) that typically produce cones and have leaves resembling needles or scales in shape
co·nif·er·ous \kō-ˈni-fə-rəs, kə-\ adjective


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