: a genus of evergreen trees of the cypress family (Cupressaceae) of southern Chile and Argentina consisting of a single slow-growing species (Fitzroya cupressoides) see alerce sense 2

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New Latin, after Robert Fitzroy †1865 English naval commander & meteorologist

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“Fitzroya.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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