any of a genus (Araucaria) of the araucaria family of cone-bearing trees with flat, scalelike needles, native to the Southern Hemisphere and grown as ornamentals in other areas; esp., the monkey puzzle tree and the Norfolk Island pine
Origin of araucariaModern Latin ; from Spanish Arauco: see Araucanian
designating a family (Araucariaceae) of unusual conifers found esp. in Chile, Australia, and S U.S.
Any of several evergreen coniferous trees of the genus Araucaria native to South America, Australia, and islands of the southwest Pacific Ocean, having awl-shaped leaves and whorled branches and including Norfolk lsland pine.
Origin of araucariaFrom Spanish Araucaria, (tree) of Arauco, a former province of south-central Chile.
- An individual plant (tree) of the genus Araucaria.
Named after the Chilean province of Arauco.
- A species of the genus Araucaria.