macrocarpa

noun mac·ro·car·pa \ˌmakrəˈkärpə\

Definition of macrocarpa

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of macrocarpa

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


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