Juniper meaning

jo͝onə-pər
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Any of various evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Juniperus, having needlelike or scalelike, often pointed leaves and aromatic, bluish-gray, berrylike seed-bearing cones.
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Any of a genus (Juniperus) of evergreen shrubs or trees of the cypress family, with needlelike or scalelike foliage, aromatic wood, and berrylike cones that yield an oil used for flavoring gin and formerly in medicine.
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Any of several similar trees grown for ornament.
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Any shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus of the cypress family; characterized by pointed, needle-like leaves and aromatic berry-like cones.
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Certain coniferous trees which resemble junipers.
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Origin of juniper

  • Middle English from Latin iūniperus perə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin iūniperus (“juniper”).

    From Wiktionary