An evergreen shrub or small tree which bears berry-like cones, widely distributed throughout Eurasia and North America. Many kinds have aromatic cones or foliage.
- Genus Juniperus, family Cupressaceae: many species, including the common juniper (J. communis), the berries of which are used for flavouring gin.
- 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.
Late Middle English: from Latin juniperus.
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