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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of evergreen trees and shrubs of warm regions valued for their foliage; found in southeastern U.S. and eastern Australia and northern New Zealand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of shrubs and trees intermediate between the oak and chestnut, of a dozen species, natives of eastern Asia, with a single species on the Pacific slope of North America. See chinkapin, 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. evergreen trees and shrubs of warm regions valued for their foliage; southeastern United States and eastern Australia and northern New Zealand

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