juniper

noun
ju·​ni·​per | \ ˈjü-nə-pər \

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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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 The miniature trees were like perfect haikus: the bald cypress, the Catlin elm, the Foemina juniper. Reif Larsen, The Seattle Times, "LA Reverential: A City’s Chill Spots," 1 Aug. 2018 Then the gall will dry up, usually with no harm to the juniper. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Orange growths on juniper trees signal cedar-apple rust," 30 May 2018 Notes of hinoki, juniper, and eucalyptus sourced from 100 percent all-natural essential oils combine within a coconut and apricot wax blend while encased in a reusable handthrown stoneware container. Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "7 Fall Candles Under $60," 16 Nov. 2018 This bright and sparkling blend is reminiscent of a sunny drive down the California coast with notes of clementine, mandarin, juniper berries and star anise. Leah Melby Clinton, Marie Claire, "8 Beauty Bloggers Reveal Their Luxe Sephora Hauls," 10 Sep. 2018 Related stories from Idaho Statesman Farewell, western juniper. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Grazing, not juniper, is behind Idaho species' decline, environmental group says," 29 June 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 \

Kids Definition of juniper

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

juniper

noun
ju·​ni·​per | \ ˈjü-nə-pər \

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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