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[pod-uh-kahr-puh s]
  1. any of various coniferous evergreen trees of the genus Podocarpus, of tropical and semitropical regions, especially P. macrophyllus, which is cultivated as an ornamental.
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Origin of podocarpus

From New Latin, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at podo-, -carpous
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Historical Examples

  • Another uncommon coniferous shrub, also very distinct and more generally useful than the last, is Podocarpus alpina.

    Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens

    Ernest Thomas Cook

  • This view is applicable, though less manifestly, also to Cupressinae; and might even be extended to Podocarpus and Dacrydium.