araucaria

[ar-aw-kair-ee-uh]
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noun

any of several coniferous trees of the genus Araucaria, of warm regions.

Nearby words

  1. araucan,
  2. araucana,
  3. araucania,
  4. araucanian,
  5. araucanians,
  6. arawak,
  7. arawakan,
  8. arawn,
  9. araxes,
  10. araxá


Origin of araucaria

1825–35; < New Latin, named after Arauc(o) province in central Chile; see -aria

Related formsar·au·car·i·an, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for araucaria

araucaria

noun

any tree of the coniferous genus Araucaria of South America, Australia, and Polynesia, such as the monkey puzzle and bunya-bunya

Word Origin for araucaria

C19: from New Latin (arbor) Araucaria (tree) from Arauco, a province in Chile

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