plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Macrocarpa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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