conifer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conifer any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Conifer (Bot) A tree or shrub bearing cones; one of the order Coniferae, which includes the pine, cypress, and (according to some) the yew.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conifer In botany, a plant producing cones; one of the Coniferæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Conifer one of the foregoing
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conifer,; conus, cone + ferre, to bear: cf. F. conifère,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cone, and L. ferre, to bear.

Usage

In literature:

This little rodent of the evergreens is the connoisseur of all conifers.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
It consisted of vast acres of wonderful forests, where conifers and hard wood intermingled.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
In the south they flourish at the same elevations but are usually outnumbered by conifers.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
At first the Jurassic plants, the Cycads, ferns and conifers, lived on and were the dominant plant forms.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
It is of great size, one of the most notable in every way of the giant conifers of the Sierra.
"My First Summer in the Sierra" by John Muir
These gigantic trees were the first conifers upon the earth.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The most common of the conifers are pine and fir.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Lawrence (1953:62) observed this behavior at two Red-eyed Vireo nests in conifers.
"Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon" by Jon C. Barlow
Though the spruce and pine are so abundant in Norway and Sweden just across the narrow Sound, no conifer will grow in Denmark.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
The third zone is characterized by the predominance, up to 6000 ft., of the fir, pine and other conifers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

With clay and ribs of juniper
They built adobe dwellings;
With nuts from mesa conifer,
They drank from lava wellings.
"Casa Grande: Arizona" by Norman MacLeod

In news:

On the final night of the Discovery Canyon Shootout at Discovery High School the Thunder managed to beat Sierra and Canon City fell short in double overtime against Conifer.
Steven Kennedy, left, a junior at Summit High School in Breckenridge, and Conifer High School senior Alex Teleaga show Broncos cheerleader Ashley how to strike a model's pose.
Live trees can be about any kind of conifer you need for your landscape.
Officials say the so-called Midnight Fire had less active behavior than expected Wednesday as fuels changed from mixed conifer and spruce to grass and aspen groves.
Stately conifers lend privacy, cast shade and define the scale of Nancy Heckler 's new garden in Indianola.
Born on July 27, 1925 in Conifer, to Carl and Ada (Massey) Moore, Ina graduated from Tupper Lake High School in 1945.
Reports from around the country show that DuPont's latest herbicide could be causing dieback in conifers and other trees.
We call them red cedars, but our most predominant conifer is really a juniper .
Book explores conifers of Klamath Mountains.
The US Forest Service's Teri Banka measures the diameter of a large, old-growth conifer in the Tahoe National Forest in July.
The tree, nearly 6 feet in diameter, was marked to be saved during a conifer-thinning project intended to protect aspen groves.
A stump remains among healthy aspen after conifers were thinned there years ago in the Tahoe National Forest.
How mites evolved The ancient mites probably fed on the leaves of the extinct species of conifer tree whose resin ultimately preserved them.
Conifer High School boys soccer.
With the High Park wildfire and the recent burn in Conifer,Colorado.
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In science:

The proof is very similar to the proof that the quantum entropy S (ρ) is conIf we can show that ∆L(K α cave (∩) in ρ (see Ref.).
Relaxation Method For Calculating Quantum Entanglement
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