juniper

Definitions

  • Cedars at Juniper Hall
    Cedars at Juniper Hall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n juniper coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones
    • n juniper desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowers; constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament; sometimes placed in genus Genista
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Bear, Juniper and Twins Bear, Juniper and Twins
Red Juniper. Red Cedar Red Juniper. Red Cedar

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Juniper (Bot) Any evergreen shrub or tree, of the genus Juniperus and order Coniferæ.☞ The common juniper (Juniperus communis) is a shrub of a low, spreading form, having awl-shaped, rigid leaves in whorls of threes, and bearing small purplish blue berries (or galbuli), of a warm, pungent taste, used as diuretic and in flavoring gin. A resin exudes from the bark, which has erroneously been considered identical with sandarach, and is used as pounce. The oil of juniper is acrid, and used for various purposes, as in medicine, for making varnish, etc. The wood of several species is of a reddish color, hard and durable, and is used in cabinetwork under the names of red cedar Bermuda cedar, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n juniper coniferous evergreen shrub or tree, belonging to the genus Juniperus. There are about 30 species, distributed through the northern parts of the globe or on mountains further south. J. communis, the common juniper of Europe and North America, is a spreading shrub or small tree, whose purple aromatic berries yield a volatile oil used as a diuretic and stimulant and also in the manufacture of gin. J. Sabina of southern Europe, the true savin, is a small tree whose tops form the officinal savin. J.Virginiana, the North American red cedar or pencil-cedar, is a generally small but sometimes large tree, yielding a fragrant, light, imperishable wood, highly valued for pencil-making, cabinet-work, posts, etc. The wood of J. Bermudiana serves similar purposes. (See cedar.) (For botanical characters, see Juniperus.) The name is locally applied to other trees, the so-called juniper-swamps of the southern United States consisting of the white cedar, Chamœcyparis sphœroidea.
    • juniper Bitter; sharp; severe.
    • n juniper The American larch, Larix laricina.
    • n juniper The black spruce, Picea Mariana.
    • n juniper The ground-hemlock, Taxus Canadensis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Juniper jōō′ni-pėr an evergreen shrub, the berries of which are used in making gin.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. juniperus, prop., youth-producing, and so called from its evergreen appearance, from the roots of E. juvenile, and parent,. Cf,. Gin the liquor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. juniperusjuvenis, young, parĕre, to bring forth.

Usage

In literature:

Keep this side of the juniper scrub.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Then there was juniper to be struggled through.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
And five eggs, hid by me in the juniper tree?
"Pinafore Palace" by Various
As he walked his eyes roved continually over the brown expanse of rocks and stunted juniper that formed the Lava Beds.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
There's still enough left over to plant a juniper on my grave.
"Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit)" by Frank Wedekind
Not one of us but hankers to hang all Jews on a Juniper, For we all believe, we all believe, in the Holy Sepulchre!
"Many Gods" by Cale Young Rice
It was low, and covered with juniper-bushes.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Both were shot over the road in pinyon and juniper.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
"Talkers" by John Bate
On the continent of Europe, I am told, the juniper, which is a very close relative of our red cedar, is held in great veneration.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
Your tree stands in a hollow paved with fern and heather, set in a basin of low hills, and scattered over with rocks and junipers.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The same is true of juniper-berries, and the fruit of the bitter-sweet.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
My Juniper, how she hollered!
"The Wooing of Calvin Parks" by Laura E. Richards
That somewhat rare plant the juniper is also found in this neighbourhood.
"A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land" by William R. Hughes
Through the juniper-bushes shone a ray from a lighted window.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
Lizette stopped and hugged Amasa behind a juniper-tree on the way home from the exhibition.
"Harper's Round Table, October 15, 1895" by Various
Whoever is not a Francis, or a Giles, or a Juniper, is not worthy of consideration.
"Saint Bonaventure" by Rev. Fr. Laurence Costelloe, O.F.M.
For the next hour not a cap-stem was seen, not a twig of juniper waved.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
Ahead, the trail wound down into a grove of rich tan trunks against the green of juniper.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
Our chief sustenance was black juniper berries.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
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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
My study, flanked with ivied fir
And budded beech with dry leaves curled,
Perched over yew and juniper,
He neighbours, piping to his world:-
"The Thrush In February" by George Meredith
There were junipers trimmed into castles,
And ash-trees bowed into tents;
For the garden, though ancient and pensive,
Still wore quaint ornaments.
"The Old Garden" by George MacDonald
Four miles at a leap, over the dark hollow land,
To the frosted steep of the down and its junipers black,
Travels my eye with equal ease and delight:
And scarce could my body leap four yards.
"Health" by Edward Thomas
CORYDON
"The junipers and prickly chestnuts stand,
And 'neath each tree lie strewn their several fruits,
Now the whole world is smiling, but if fair
Alexis from these hill-slopes should away,
Even the rivers you would ; see run dry."
"Eclogue 7: Meliboeus Corydon Thrysis" by Publius Vergilius Maro
Corydon.
"The junipers and prickly chestnuts stand,
And 'neath each tree lie strewn their several fruits,
Now the whole world is smiling, but if fair
Alexis from these hill-slopes should away,
Even the rivers you would ; see run dry."
"Eclogue VII" by Virgil

In news:

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Yes, junipers can be pruned and shaped with ease, according to the UC master gardeners.
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Through integration with Juniper 's Junos Pulse mobile client, the companies plan to offer greater mobile acceleration capabilities for mobile phones and tablets.
The collaborative nature of the platform has allowed Juniper 's sales team to be more "empowered," Mertl notes.
Hundreds of walkers raised more than $170,000 in the 10th Annual Middle Village Relay for Life held at Juniper Valley Park this past Saturday night, June 23.
Peter Finter, VP Americas marketing, Juniper Networks, discussed how Juniper Networks engaged its target consumers around the launch of a new marketing automation technology.
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In science:

Digital Signal Processing team of Juniper Networks Cable.
Low-Density Graph Codes for slow fading Relay Channels
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