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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Trees and shrubs that produce cones, such as pines.

Usage examples (37)
  • The forest was filled with many conifers.
  • The term conifer means "cone bearing" and refers to the fruit of the tree.
  • If a tree has cones on it, it's called a conifer and is probably an evergreen.
  • Originally classified as a conifer, scientists later argued that it was instead a lichen, various types of algae or a fungus. for more
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  • We had to "confer" (to consult) with a tree specialist about the health of the "conifer" (an evergreen).
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