monkey's puzzle definition

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    • A lofty coniferous Chilian tree (Araucaria araucana, previously Araucaria imbricata), the limbs which are crowded and intertwisted “as to puzzle a monkey to climb up.” It is also known as monkey problem and monkey problem tree. The delicious nuts tend to be over an inch very long, and are called piñon by the Chilians.

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