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cryptomeria

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noun cryp·to·me·ria \ˌkrip-tə-ˈmir-ē-ə\

Definition of cryptomeria

  1. :  an evergreen tree (Cryptomeria japonica) of the bald cypress family that is a valuable timber tree of Japan — see cone illustration



Origin and Etymology of cryptomeria

New Latin, genus name, from crypt- + Greek meros part — more at merit


First Known Use: 1841

Rhymes with cryptomeria


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