Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones

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Synonyms of Conifer

coniferous tree

Alternate forms of Conifer

Derivations: coniferous

Hyponyms: african yellowwood, araucaria, arborvitae, athrotaxis selaginoides, black pine, brown pine, cape yellowwood, cathaya, cedar, cedar tree, celery pine, common sickle pine, cypress, cypress tree, dacrycarpus dacrydioides, dacrydium bidwilli, dacrydium colensoi, dacrydium cupressinum, dacrydium franklinii, dammar pine, dawn redwood, douglas fir, falcatifolium falciforme, falcatifolium taxoides, fir, fir tree, golden larch, halocarpus bidwilli, hemlock, hemlock tree, huon pine, imou pine, japanese umbrella pine, kahikatea, kauri pine, keteleeria, king william pine, lagarostrobus colensoi, lagarostrobus franklinii, larch, larch tree, matai, metasequoia, metasequoia glyptostrodoides, miro, nageia nagi, nagi, new zealand dacryberry, new zealand mountain pine, new zealand white pine, pine, pine tree, plum-fruited yew, plum-yew, podocarp, podocarpus amara, podocarpus coriaceus, podocarpus dacrydioides, podocarpus elatus, podocarpus elongatus, podocarpus ferruginea, podocarpus spicata, podocarpus totara, prince albert yew, prince albert's yew, prumnopitys amara, prumnopitys andina, prumnopitys elegans, prumnopitys ferruginea, prumnopitys taxifolia, pseudolarix amabilis, red pine, rimu, rockingham podocarp, saxe-gothea conspicua, sciadopitys verticillata, silver pine, spruce, sundacarpus amara, tar-wood, tarwood, totara, true cedar, true fir, true pine, westland pine, wollemi pine, yacca, yacca podocarp, yellow-leaf sickle pine, yew

Hypernyms: gymnospermous tree

Origin of the word Conifer

  1. 1851, from L. conifer "cone-bearing," from conus "cone" + ferre "to bear" (see infer). Related: Coniferous (adj., 1660s). more

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