Taiwania

noun

Tai·​wa·​nia
tīˈwānēə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 23 Feb. 2024.

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