Definition of macrocarpa in English:

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macrocarpa

Pronunciation: /ˌmakrə(ʊ)ˈkɑːpə/

noun

A Californian cypress tree with a large spreading crown of horizontal branches and leaves that smell of lemon when crushed. Also called Monterey cypress.
  • Cupressus macrocarpa, family Cupressaceae.
Example sentences
  • The brighter side to the carnage is that it has hit exotic species hardest, particularly pines and macrocarpas.
  • In addition to the fir trees there are rowan, macrocarpa, eucalyptus and larch, and some native plants such as hard fern, matagouri, tussock, manuka, coprosma, and dracophyllum (the grass tree).
  • Timbers - jarrah, kauri, macrocarpa - were hand adzed to ‘give them a woody character, and the forest origin of the timber is not lost.’

Origin

Early 20th century: modern Latin, from macro- + Greek karpos 'fruit'.

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Line breaks: macro|carpa

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