mac·​ro·​car·​pa | \ ˌmakrəˈkärpə \
plural -s

Definition of macrocarpa

: a New Zealand evergreen shrub or tree (Cupressus macrocarpa) that is used for hedges and that sometimes causes abortion in cattle that browse on it

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History and Etymology for macrocarpa

New Latin macrocarpa (specific epithet of Cupressus macrocarpa), from macr- + -carpa (from Greek karpos fruit)

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“Macrocarpa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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