See also: Juniper

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The berry-like cones and leaves of a juniper

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Late Middle English junyper, juniperus, from Latin iūniperus (juniper-tree).

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juniper (plural junipers)

  1. Any shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus of the cypress family, which is characterized by pointed, needle-like leaves and aromatic berry-like cones.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, in Internal Combustion, OL 4103950W:
      One typical Grecian kiln engorged one thousand muleloads of juniper wood in a single burn. Fifty such kilns would devour six thousand metric tons of trees and brush annually.
  2. One of a number of coniferous trees which resemble junipers.

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juniper

  1. Alternative form of junyper