alligator juniper


Definition of alligator juniper

: an evergreen shrub or small tree (Juneperus deppeana) of the southwestern U.S. and adjacent Mexico having an edible sweet fruit

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First Known Use of alligator juniper

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alligator juniper

so called from the ridged appearance of its bark

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“Alligator juniper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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