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Huon pine

[hyoo-on or, often, yoo-]
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noun
  1. a coniferous tree, Dacrydium franklinii, of Tasmania, having very small cones and yielding timber.

Origin of Huon pine

First recorded in 1810–20; named after the Huon river in Tasmania
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British Dictionary definitions for huon pine

Huon pine

noun
  1. a Tasmanian coniferous tree, Dacrydium franklinii, with scalelike leaves and cup-shaped berry-like fruits: family Podocarpaceae . It is among the oldest living individual plants, thought to be up to 10 000 years old

Word Origin

named after the Huon River, Tasmania
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