Definition of juniper in English:

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juniper

Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞onəpər/

noun

An evergreen shrub or small tree that bears berrylike cones, widely distributed throughout Eurasia and North America. Many kinds have aromatic cones or foliage.
  • Genus Juniperus, family Cupressaceae: many species, including the shrubby common juniper (J. communis), the berries of which are used for flavoring gin
Example sentences
  • The sun shone through the trees - red firs, junipers, lodgepole pines, aspens, and mountain hemlocks.
  • Conifers come into their own here, as they can withstand the exposure; spruce, fir, junipers and yew dominate the planting.
  • Winter birds prefer evergreens like holly and junipers, which provide shelter and food.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin juniperus.

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Syllabification: ju·ni·per

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