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conifer Explained

conifer at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


conifer at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1851, from L. conifer "cone-bearing," from conus "cone" + ferre "bear." ///

conifer at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1800-1900; Language: Latin; Origin: 'carrying a cone', from conus; CONE]// a tree such as a pine or fir that has leaves like needles and produces brown cones that contain seeds. Most types of conifer keep their leaves in winter// -- coniferous/k[hA353]n[hA366]f[hA368]r[hA353]s $ ko[hA35E]-, k[hA353]-/ adj // --coniferous forests//

conifer at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any member of the order Coniferales, woody plants that bear their seeds and pollen on separate, cone-shaped structures. They constitute the largest division of gymnosperms, with more than 550 species. Most are evergreen, upright trees and shrubs. They grow throughout the world (except in Antarctica) and prefer temperate climate zones. Conifers include the pines (Pinus), junipers (Juniperus), spruces (Picea), hemlocks (Tsuga), firs (Abies), larches (Larix), yews (Taxus), cypresses (Cupressus), bald cypress cypresses (Taxodium), Douglas firs (Pseudotsuga), arborvitaes (Thuja), and related groups. They include the world's smallest and tallest trees. Conifers supply softwood timber used for general construction, mine timbers, fence posts, poles, boxes and crates, and other articles, as well as pulpwood for paper. The wood is also used as fuel and in the manufacture of cellulose products, plywood, and veneers. The trees are the source of resins, volatile oils, turpentine, tars, and pharmaceuticals. Conifer leaves vary in shape but generally have a reduced surface area to minimize water loss. Especially in the pines, firs, and spruces, the leaves are long and stiff and are commonly referred to as needles. Cypresses, cedars, and others have smaller, scalelike leaves. Conifers were the dominant type of vegetation just before the advent of angiosperms (see flowering plant).

conifer at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

any tree that produces hard dry fruit called CONES. Most conifers are EVERGREEN (= have leaves that stay on the tree all year).

coniferous adjective:
coniferous trees / forests

Conifer at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conifer \Co"ni*fer\, n. [L. conifer; conus cone + ferre to bear:
cf. F. conif[`e]re.] (Bot.)
A tree or shrub bearing cones; one of the order {Coniferae},
which includes the pine, cypress, and (according to some) the

conifer at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones [syn: {coniferous

conifer at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Latin conifer (bearing cones), compound of conus (cone) and ferre (to bear)


Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: botan » y A plant belonging to the conifers; a cone-bearing seed plant with vascular tissue, usually a tree.


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    Derived terms

    * coniferous


    Inter: trans-top » plant
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|conífera|f
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|jehličnan|m
    • Dutch: conifeer {{m}}, naaldboom {{m}}
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|havupuu
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|conifère|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Konifere|f, Inter: t+ » de|Nadelbaum|m
    • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|orpik meqqutaasalik
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|barrtré|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|conifera|f
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|침엽수|tr=針葉樹, chimyopsu|sc=Kore
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|bartre|n
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|drzewo|n iglaste
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|conífera|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|conifer
  • Russian: хвойное дерево (χvójnoje d'érevo) {{n}}
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|conífera|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * fir-cone, in force, inforce
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    Borrowed from Inter: etyl » la|ro Inter: term » conifer, Inter: etyl » fr|ro conifère.


    Inter: ro-noun » n|conifere
  • conifer


    Inter: ro-noun-n » pl=conifere|def=coniferul

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