from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several evergreen coniferous trees of the genus Araucaria native to South America and Australia, having awl-shaped leaves and whorled branches and including the monkey puzzle and Norfolk lsland pine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An individual plant (tree) of the genus Araucaria.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of tall conifers of the pine family. The species are confined mostly to South America and Australia. The wood cells differ from those of other in having the dots in their lateral surfaces in two or three rows, and the dots of contiguous rows alternating. The seeds are edible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of Coniferœ, the representative of the pine in the southern hemisphere, found in South America, Australia, and some of the islands of the Pacific.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several tall South American or Australian trees with large cones and edible seeds
Among other notable plant species in the hotspot are the araucaria trees (Araucaria araucana) and Chile's national flower, the copihue or Chile-bells (Lapageria rosea).
For a while I found a little shade below one of the outspread branches of a tall araucaria that grew in the patio, but it was not easy to resist the lure of the street, and I was soon back again, sitting on the roof balustrade.
Now a resort, Norfolk has luxuriant vegetation and is known for its pine trees, which are not true pines but evergreens of the araucaria family.
It is, too, very remarkable that the bunya tree, according to the natives, is nowhere to be met with but in these parts; it is, however, there is no doubt, a species of the araucaria genus, well known in South
There are hedges of pittosporum, arbors veiled by passion-flowers, and two of that most beautiful of all living trees, the _araucaria_, or Norfolk Island pine, -- one specimen being some eighty feet high, and said to be the tallest north of the equator.
The araucaria is, I think, the most beautiful of all formal decorative plants.
Aspidistra, araucaria, Pandanus and the rubber plant are exceptions; two of them being remarkable for their hardihood under neglect and ignorance.
THERE is a dry bituminous wood upon the plateau -- a species of araucaria, according to our botanist -- which is always used by the
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That I do not regret, for the mayor's wife and I are not sympathetic; but when Xavier uproots my pet araucaria and bears it across the garden into the conservatory I protest at the top of my voice.
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