- any of several coniferous trees of the genus Araucaria, of warm regions.
Origin of araucaria
1825–35; < New Latin, named after Arauc(o) province in central Chile; see -aria
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Examples from the Web for araucaria
You ought to have a segoya here and over there an araucaria.A Virgin Heart
Remy de Gourmont
Araucaria imbricata, the only hardy species, is a very singular tree.Botany for Ladies
Araucaria timber is said to be like good deal, but smoother and heavier.Trees. A Woodland Notebook
Here and there gigantic, graceful pines (Araucaria excelsa) stood in stately groves.A Modern Buccaneer
Araucaria, a genus of trees of the coniferous or pine order, indigenous to Australasia and South America.
- any tree of the coniferous genus Araucaria of South America, Australia, and Polynesia, such as the monkey puzzle and bunya-bunya
C19: from New Latin (arbor) Araucaria (tree) from Arauco, a province in Chile
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