retinispora

noun \"\
variants: or

retinospora

\-ˈäs-\

Definition of retinispora

plural

-s

  1. 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. 2 :  any of several shrubs of the genus Thuja that retain the needlelike juvenile foliage permanently and are propagated by cuttings or grafting

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Origin and Etymology of retinispora

New Latin


Retinispora

Ret·i·nis·po·ra \ˌretənˈispərə\

Definition of Retinispora

  1. taxonomic synonym of chamaecyparis

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Origin and Etymology of retinispora

New Latin, from 1retin- + -spora


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