from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of coniferous trees, of the tribe Abietineæ and subtribe Taxodinæ, distinguished by a lamina which bears seven to nine ovules and becomes greatly enlarged and hardened, composing nearly the whole scale of the cone when mature.

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  • noun type and sole genus of Sciadopityaceae; Japanese umbrella pines


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