noun ju·ni·per \ˈjü-nə-pər\

: an evergreen shrub or tree that has tiny fruits that look like berries

Full Definition of JUNIPER

a :  any of numerous shrubs or trees (genus Juniperus) of the cypress family with leaves resembling needles or scales and female cones usually resembling berries
b :  the berrylike cone or fruit of a juniper; especially :  the bluish one of a common juniper (J. communis) which is used to flavor foods and from which is obtained an acrid essential oil used especially as a flavoring in gin and liqueurs —called also juniper berry
:  any of several coniferous trees resembling true junipers

Origin of JUNIPER

Middle English junipere, from Latin juniperus
First Known Use: 14th century


noun ju·ni·per \ˈjü-nə-pər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of JUNIPER

:  an evergreen shrub or tree (genus Juniperus) of the cypress family (Cupressaceae); especially :  one having a prostrate or shrubby habit (as Juniperus communis)


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