: a small genus of ornamental, usually tall evergreen trees of the cypress family (Cupressaceae) of China and Taiwan that have reddish-brown to brown furrowed bark and spirally-arranged, sharply-pointed, flattened needles see china fir

Word History


New Latin, from Allan Cunningham †1839 or his brother Richard †1835 English botanists + New Latin -ia

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“Cunninghamia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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