Podocarpus

noun Podo·car·pus

Definition of Podocarpus

  1. 1 :  a genus of evergreen trees and shrubs (family Podocarpaceae) chiefly of the southern hemisphere that have spirally-arranged, flattened, needlelike leaves and seeds surrounded by a usually red or purplish fleshy aril

  2. 2 podocarpus plural podocarpus also podocarpuses :  any tree of the genus Podocarpus — see alpine totara breede river yellowwood brown pine 2a east african yellowwood real yellowwood yacca

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Origin and Etymology of podocarpus

New Latin, from pod- + -carpus


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