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western juniper

a round-headed tree, Juniperus occidentalis, of the western coast of the U.S., having scalelike leaves with a gland on the back and oval, blue-black fruit. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • John Muir said that the western juniper lives 2,000 years, and that the tree is never uprooted by wind.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) is a high mountain tree with all the characteristics belonging to that class of timber.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Here and there, over these drier stretches, stand single trees or clusters of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis).

    The Guardians of the Columbia John H. (John Harvey) Williams

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