cryptomeria


cryp·to·me·ria

noun \ˌkrip-tə-ˈmir-ē-ə\

Definition of CRYPTOMERIA

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

Origin 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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