Cunninghamia

noun
Cun·ning·ham·ia | \ ˌkəniŋˈhamēə , -ŋˈam- \

Definition of Cunninghamia 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Cunninghamia

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

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