King William pine

noun

King Wil·​liam pine
-ˈwilyəm-
: a Tasmanian tree (Athrotaxis selaginoides) of the family Taxodiaceae with sharp-pointed leaves that curve inward and overlap loosely

Word History

Etymology

after William IV †1837 king of England

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“King William pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/King%20William%20pine. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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