Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bearing cones, as the pine, fir, and cypress; specifically, belonging or relating to the order Coniferæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Bearing cones, as the pine and cypress.
  • adjective Pertaining to the order Coniferae, of which the pine tree is the type.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Bearing cones, as the pine and cypress.
  • adjective Of, or pertaining to, a conifer.

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

  • adjective of or relating to or part of trees or shrubs bearing cones and evergreen leaves

Etymologies

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Latin. Surface analysis is cone +‎ -iferous (“bearing”), or conifer +‎ -ous (“pertaining to”), as reflected in the meanings.

Examples

  • 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.

    Qionglai-Minshan conifer forests

  • 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.

    Perspective of Antarctica in 1911

  • "coniferous," and such words, remarkably well, considering they did not care two straws about them.

    How to Do It

  • † Some Bible translations use the term cypress or cedar wood, a softwood from a coniferous tree.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • † Some Bible translations use the term cypress or cedar wood, a softwood from a coniferous tree.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • 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.

    2009 March « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • 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.

    Beachwood Borough Master Plan, Part IV « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • The facades are ventilated and finished with coniferous wood such as Flanders pine.

    Casa 205 by H Arquitectes

  • † Some Bible translations use the term cypress or cedar wood, a softwood from a coniferous tree.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • 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.

    Loaded Issue: Pallet Makers Sling Mud Over Who's Greenest

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