Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bearing cones, as the pine, fir, and cypress; specifically, belonging or relating to the order Coniferæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Bearing cones, as the pine and cypress.
- adj. Pertaining to the order Coniferae, of which the pine tree is the type.
- adj. of or relating to or part of trees or shrubs bearing cones and evergreen leaves
- Latin. Surface analysis is cone + -iferous (“bearing”), or conifer + -ous (“pertaining to”), as reflected in the meanings. (Wiktionary)
“Although they are classified as coniferous forests, it is important to understand that these forests also include deciduous broad-leaved trees that may form a lower canopy through which the conifers emerge.”
“Older Palaeozoic rocks are represented by greenish grey slates from the sides of the Beardmore glacier and by radiolarian cherts; but the most widespread of the sedimentary rocks occurring in vast beds in the mountain faces is that named by Ferrar the Beacon sandstones, which in the far south Shackleton found to be banded with seams of shale and coal amongst which a fossil occurred which has been identified as coniferous wood and suggests that the place of the formation is Lower Carboniferous or perhaps Upper Devonian.”
“coniferous," and such words, remarkably well, considering they did not care two straws about them.”
“Most of the existing wetlands are freshwater, coniferous scrub/shrub wetlands, with small palustrine forested wetland complexes as well as Atlantic White Cedar wetland complexes.”
“Insects like Asian long-horned beetles and coniferous nematodes, says the website for Cherry's Industrial Equipment Corp., of Elk Grove, Ill., which sells plastic pallets.”
“† Some Bible translations use the term cypress or cedar wood, a softwood from a coniferous tree.”
“The facades are ventilated and finished with coniferous wood such as Flanders pine.”
“An excellent cover scent to mask odors that emanate from your hunting clothes can be made by boiling a few handfuls of leaves, bark, and coniferous needles gathered from your hunting region in a gallon of water.”
“In my parts plenty of deer hunters hunt on the ground, stalking their whitetails, usually still hunting around deer bedding areas in heavy coniferous swamps.”
“There was nothing here when I came, just taiga," he said, referring to the swampy coniferous forest that covers the area.”
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