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variants: or retinospora \ -​ˈäs-​ \
plural -s

Definition of retinispora

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : any of various Japanese ornamental dwarf shrubs of the genus Chamaecyparis that resemble cypresses especially : any of several shrubs that are horticultural varieties derived from the sawara cypress or the sun tree
2 : any of several shrubs of the genus Thuja that retain the needlelike juvenile foliage permanently and are propagated by cuttings or grafting


Ret·​i·​nis·​po·​ra | \ ˌretᵊnˈispərə \

Definition of Retinispora (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of chamaecyparis

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“Retinispora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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