noun Da·cryd·i·um \dəˈkridēəm\

Definition of Dacrydium

  1. :  a genus of Australasian, resinous, evergreen shrubs and trees (family Podocarpaceae) that have usually scalelike leaves and are closely related to the genus Podocarpus — see huon pine, rimu

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Origin and Etymology of dacrydium

New Latin, from Greek dakrydion scammony, literally, little tear, diminutive of dakry drop, tear; from the resinous drops exuded

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