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
Related formsar·au·car·i·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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