juniper
noun Etymology: Middle English junipere, from Latin juniperus Date: 14th century 1. a. any of numerous shrubs or trees (genus Juniperus) of the cypress family with leaves resembling needles or scales and female cones usually resembling berries b. the berrylike cone or fruit of a juniper; especially the bluish one of a common juniper (J. communis) which is used to flavor foods and from which is obtained an acrid essential oil used especially as a flavoring in gin and liqueurs — called also juniper berry 2. any of several coniferous trees resembling true junipers

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  • Juniper — (engl.) steht für: Juniperus, lat. Name für Wacholder Juniper (Name), der Name zahlreicher Personen und Orte Juniper, eine irische Rockband (nach engl. juniper Wacholder), siehe Bell X1 Juniper Networks, eine Firma für Netzwerktechnik Junípero… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Juniper — Ju ni*per, n. [L. juniperus, prop., youth producing, and so called from its evergreen appearance, from the roots of E. juvenile, and parent. Cf. {Gin} the liquor.] (Bot.) Any evergreen shrub or tree, of the genus {Juniperus} and order… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • juniper — (n.) evergreen shrub, late 14c., from L. iuniperus (Cf. Fr. genièvre, Sp. enebro, Port. zimbro, It. ginepro), of uncertain origin, perhaps related to iunco reed. Watkins has it from PIE *yoini paros bearing juniper berries, from *yoi ni juniper… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Juniper — f English: from the name of the plant (derived in the Middle Ages from Late Latin junipērus, of uncertain origin). The term is also used in the Authorized Version of the Old Testament as a translation of Hebrew rothem, a substantial desert shrub… …   First names dictionary

  • juniper — ► NOUN ▪ an evergreen shrub or small tree bearing aromatic berry like cones. ORIGIN Latin juniperus …   English terms dictionary

  • juniper — [jo͞o′ni pər] n. [ME junipur < L juniperus < IE base * yoini , reed (> JONQUIL) + unexplained second element] 1. any of a genus (Juniperus) of evergreen shrubs or trees of the cypress family, with needlelike or scalelike foliage,… …   English World dictionary

  • Juniper — Taxobox name = Juniperus image width = 240px image caption = Juniperus osteosperma in Nevada regnum = Plantae divisio = Pinophyta classis = Pinopsida ordo = Pinales familia = Cupressaceae genus = Juniperus genus authority = L. subdivision ranks …   Wikipedia

  • juniper — /jooh neuh peuhr/, n. 1. any evergreen, coniferous shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus, esp. J. communis, having cones that resemble dark blue or blackish berries used in flavoring gin and in medicine as a diuretic. 2. a tree mentioned in the… …   Universalium

  • JUNIPER — The juniper is the biblical berosh (Heb. בְּרוֹשׁ) or berot (Heb. בְּרוֹת; Song 1:17), wrongly used in modern Hebrew for the cypress (the AV translation of rotem as juniper is not acceptable). Beroshim are frequently mentioned in the Bible,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Juniper — 46° 33′ 00″ N 67° 13′ 00″ W / 46.55000, 67.21666 …   Wikipédia en Français

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