Podocarpus

noun Podo·car·pus

Definition of Podocarpus

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 plural podocarpus also podocarpuses podocarpus :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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