Ju·​nip·​er·​us | \ jüˈnipərəs \

Definition of Juniperus

: a large genus of evergreen shrubs or trees (family Cupressaceae) that have small appressed scale leaves or especially on juvenile growth acerose leaves, minute solitary terminal flowers, and small cones resembling berries and that include some cultivated as ornamentals and some valued for their timber — see pencil cedar

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New Latin, from Latin, juniper

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“Juniperus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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