conifer
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin conifer cone-bearing, from conus cone + -fer Date: circa 1841 any of an order (Coniferales) of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs having usually needle-shaped or scalelike leaves and including forms (as pines) with true cones and others (as yews) with an arillate fruit • coniferous adjective

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  • conifer — CONIFÉR, conifere, s.n. (La pl.) Ordin de arbori cu canale secretoare de răşină, cu frunze (aproape totdeauna) persistente, în formă de ace sau de solzi, cu flori unisexuate, conice şi cu seminţe aripate; (şi la sg.) arbore sau arbust care face… …   Dicționar Român

  • Conifer — (englisch für „Konifere“) bezeichnet: Conifer (Colorado), gemeindefreie Township (USA) die USCGC Conifer (WLB 301), Tonnenleger der US Küstenwache Coni Fer bezeichnet le Coni Fer, französische Museumsbahn Siehe auch: Conifer Grove, Vorort von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Conifer — Co ni*fer, n. [L. conifer; conus cone + ferre to bear: cf. F. conif[ e]re.] (Bot.) A tree or shrub bearing cones; one of the order {Coniferae}, which includes the pine, cypress, and (according to some) the yew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conifer — 1851, from L. conifer cone bearing, bearing conical fruit, from conus cone (see CONE (Cf. cone)) + ferre to bear (see INFER (Cf. infer)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conifer — ► NOUN ▪ a tree bearing cones and evergreen needle like or scale like leaves, e.g. a pine or cypress. DERIVATIVES coniferous adjective. ORIGIN Latin, cone bearing …   English terms dictionary

  • conifer — [kän′ə fər, kō′nəfər] n. [L, cone bearing: see CONE & FER] any of a class (Pinatae) of cone bearing, gymnospermous trees and shrubs, mostly evergreens, including the pine, spruce, fir, cedar, yew, and cypress …   English World dictionary

  • conifer — /koh neuh feuhr, kon euh /, n. 1. any of numerous, chiefly evergreen trees or shrubs of the class Coniferinae (or group Coniferales), including the pine, fir, spruce, and other cone bearing trees and shrubs, and also the yews and their allies… …   Universalium

  • conifer — UK [ˈkɒnɪfə(r)] / US [ˈkɑnɪfər] noun [countable] Word forms conifer : singular conifer plural conifers biology a type of tree that produces cones and whose leaves do not fall off in winter. Pines, firs, and yews are conifers …   English dictionary

  • conifer — noun Conifer is used before these nouns: ↑needle …   Collocations dictionary

  • conifer — co|ni|fer [ˈkəunıfə, ˈkɔ US ˈka:nıfər] n [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: carrying a cone , from conus; CONE] a tree such as a ↑pine or ↑fir that has leaves like needles and produces brown ↑cones that contain seeds. Most types of conifer keep… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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