Tai·​wa·​nia | \ tīˈwānēə \

Definition of Taiwania

: a genus of tall evergreen trees of the cypress family (Cupressaceae) of eastern Asia consisting of a single slow-growing species (Taiwania cryptomerioides) that has awl- to sickle-shaped leaves when young and small, scalelike, triangular leaves when mature, is valued for its durable, aromatic wood, and is related to and resembles the Japanese cedar

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New Latin, from Taiwan + New Latin -ia

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“Taiwania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Taiwania. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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