Taiwania

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of taiwania

New Latin, from Taiwan + New Latin -ia


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