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Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: 'carrying a cone', from conus; CONE

conifer

noun
     
co‧ni‧fer [countable]
HBP a tree such as a pine or fir that has leaves like needles and produces brown cones that contain seeds. Most types of conifer keep their leaves in winter
coniferous adjective:
coniferous forests
WORD FOCUS: tree WORD FOCUS: tree
parts of a tree: trunk, branch, leaf, blossom, roots, bark, twig

a large area of trees: forest, rainforest, jungle

a small area of trees: wood/woods, thicket British English, copse British English

types of tree: evergreen, deciduous, conifer, fruit tree, hardwood tree

wood from trees: timber, lumber, firewood
tree

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