Callitris

noun

Cal·​li·​tris
ˈkalə‧trə̇s
: a genus of evergreen, coniferous trees of the cypress family (Cupressaceae) of Australia and New Caledonia that have small, scalelike leaves and soft, aromatic wood

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from calli-

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“Callitris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Callitris. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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