juniper

noun ju·ni·per \ ˈjü-nə-pər \

Definition of juniper

1 a :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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Origin and Etymology of juniper

Middle English junipere, from Latin juniperus


JUNIPER Defined for English Language Learners

juniper

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Definition of juniper for English Language Learners

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


JUNIPER Defined for Kids

juniper

noun ju·ni·per \ ˈjü-nə-pər \

Definition of juniper for Students

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

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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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