juniper

noun
ju·​ni·​per | \ ˈjü-nə-pər How to pronounce juniper (audio) \

Definition of juniper

1a : any of numerous shrubs or trees (genus Juniperus) of the cypress family with leaves resembling needles or scales and female cones usually resembling berries
b : the berrylike cone or fruit of a juniper especially : the bluish one of a common juniper (J. communis) which is used to flavor foods and from which is obtained an acrid essential oil used especially as a flavoring in gin and liqueurs

called also juniper berry

2 : any of several coniferous trees resembling true junipers

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The junipers, which were planted in January by a wearing crew heated suits, will be removed each fall and stored in a greenhouse for winter. Dave Campbell, The Seattle Times, "Spruced up: Twins try juniper plants for CF backdrop," 25 Mar. 2019 Some of them include: glossy abelia, beauty berries, hydrangeas, Bradford and Callery pears, crabapples, poplar, spruce, junipers, sumacs, cherries, and plums. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Stop Pruning Your Garden in the Fall," 8 Aug. 2018 And if alcohol is off the table, there are homemade sodas, in flavors like pear and cardamom and blackberry and juniper, for your sipping pleasure. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "5 Healthy and Delicious Spots to Try During New York City Restaurant Week," 22 July 2018 There’s the spit and crackle in the fireplace, the smell of burning juniper, and the warm spices of dal bhat being stirred on the kitchen stove. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, "On Your Next Trip to Nepal, Rent the House Sir Edmund Hillary Loved," 20 Dec. 2018 Add wine, parsley, juniper berries, garlic, bay leaves, carrots, onions, leeks and thyme. Catherine M. Allchin, The Seattle Times, "Packed with flavor and prettily potted, the traditional Alsatian stew baeckeoffe is rich wintertime comfort," 11 Dec. 2018 Few hop varieties can offer the complexity of a good blend, but Mosaic delivers, and this beer brings big berry fruit, mango, and a little juniper flavor. Matt Allyn, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Best IPAs You've Got to Try," 8 May 2017 Makes about 11 ounces of spice mix4 ounces juniper berries 2 ounces fennel seed 3 ounces lemon pepper seasoning 2 ounces sea salt 1. Toast the juniper berries and fennel. Multiple Authors, House Beautiful, "Rock Center Café's Juniper-and-Fennel-Crusted Berkshire Pork Chop Spice Mix," 1 May 2010 Burning all four wicks of the Holiday Grand will fill your home with notes of evergreen, red currant, and juniper berry. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "This Is What A $500 Candle Looks Like," 7 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of juniper

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for juniper

Middle English junipere, from Latin juniperus

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juniper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of juniper

: an evergreen shrub or tree that has tiny fruits that look like berries

juniper

noun
ju·​ni·​per | \ ˈjü-nə-pər How to pronounce juniper (audio) \

Kids Definition of juniper

: an evergreen tree or shrub related to the pines but having tiny cones resembling berries

juniper

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ju·​ni·​per | \ ˈjü-nə-pər How to pronounce juniper (audio) \

Medical Definition of juniper

: an evergreen shrub or tree (genus Juniperus) of the cypress family (Cupressaceae) especially : one having a prostrate or shrubby habit (as Juniperus communis)

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