juniper definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different evergreen trees or bushes regarding the genus Juniperus, having needlelike or scalelike, usually pointed leaves and aromatic, bluish-gray, berrylike, seed-bearing cones.
    • any shrub or tree of genus Juniperus associated with the cypress household; characterized by pointed, needle-like leaves and aromatic berry-like cones.
    • particular coniferous trees which resemble junipers.
    • Any evergreen shrub or tree, of genus Juniperus and order Conifer√¶.
    • coniferous evergreen shrub or tree, from the genus Juniperus.
    • The American larch, Larix laricina.
    • The black spruce, Picea Mariana.
    • The ground-hemlock, Taxus Canadensis.
    • wilderness shrub of Syria and Arabia having tiny white blossoms; comprises the juniper of the Old Testament; often put into genus Genista
    • coniferous shrub or tiny tree with berrylike cones
  • others:
    • Bitter; sharp; serious.

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