Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Juniperus, having needlelike or scalelike, often pointed leaves and aromatic, bluish-gray, berrylike seed-bearing cones.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun coniferous evergreen shrub or tree, belonging to the genus Juniperus.
  • Bitter; sharp; severe.
  • noun The American larch, Larix laricina.
  • noun The black spruce, Picea Mariana.
  • noun The ground-hemlock, Taxus Canadensis.

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

  • noun (Bot.) Any evergreen shrub or tree, of the genus Juniperus and order Coniferæ.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the larva of a geometrid moth (Drepanodes varus). It feeds upon the leaves of the juniper, and mimics the small twigs both in form and color, in a remarkable manner.

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

  • noun any shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus of the cypress family; characterized by pointed, needle-like leaves and aromatic berry-like cones.
  • noun certain coniferous trees which resemble junipers.

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

  • noun desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowers; constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament; sometimes placed in genus Genista
  • noun coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin iūniperus; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin iūniperus ("juniper").

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    December 25, 2008