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Any of several evergreen coniferous trees of the genus Araucaria native to South America, Australia, and islands of the southwest Pacific Ocean, having awl-shaped leaves and whorled branches and including Norfolk lsland pine.

[From Spanish Araucaria, (tree) of Arauco, a former province of south-central Chile.]


(Plants) any tree of the coniferous genus Araucaria of South America, Australia, and Polynesia, such as the monkey puzzle and bunya-bunya
[C19: from New Latin (arbor) Araucaria (tree) from Arauco, a province in Chile]


(ˌær ɔˈkɛər i ə)

n., pl. -car•i•as.
any of several South American and Australasian trees of the genus Araucaria, of the monkey puzzle family, as the Norfolk Island pine.
[1825–35; < New Latin, after Arauc(o) province in central Chile; see -aria]
ar`au•car′i•an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.araucaria - any of several tall South American or Australian trees with large cones and edible seedsaraucaria - any of several tall South American or Australian trees with large cones and edible seeds
genus Araucaria - a genus of the araucaria family
Araucaria araucana, chile pine, monkey puzzle - large Chilean evergreen conifer having intertwined branches and bearing edible nuts
Araucaria excelsa, Araucaria heterophylla, norfolk island pine - evergreen of Australia and Norfolk Island in the South Pacific
Araucaria columnaris, new caledonian pine - very tall evergreen of New Caledonia and the New Hebrides similar to norfolk island pine
Araucaria bidwillii, bunya bunya, bunya bunya tree - Australian conifer bearing two-inch seeds tasting like roasted chestnuts; among the aborigines the tree is hereditary property protected by law
Araucaria cunninghamii, hoop pine, Moreton Bay pine - pine of Australia and New Guinea; yields a valuable light even-textured wood
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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That I do not regret, for the mayor's wife and I are not sympathetic; but when Xavier uproots my pet araucaria and bears it across the garden into the conservatory I protest at the top of my voice.
There is a dry bituminous wood upon the plateau--a species of araucaria, according to our botanist--which is always used by the Indians for torches.
Gallo L, Izquierdo F, Sanguinetti LJ, Pinna A, Siffredi G, Ayesa J, Lopez C, Pelliza A, Strizier N, Gonzales Penalba M, Maresca L, Chauchard L (2004) Araucaria araucana forest genetic resources in Argentina.
Meanwhile, the minister also planted an Araucaria Heterophylla plant in the premises of the college and said that the present provincial government was committed for green growth Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and historical initiatives were being taken in this respect.
The Rev John Graham, who goes by the pseudonym Araucaria, revealed he had the terminal illness in a national newspaper.
000 ha de plantaciones forestales, en su mayoria pino, araucaria y eucalipto (SAGPyA, 2001).
We are north of the border tomorrow with list horse ARAUCARIA running at Kelso.
It will be interesting to see if Donald McCain can nurse Araucaria back to her best when she has her first start for the yard in the EBF/TBA Mares' Novices' Chase.
Grafting of Araucaria angustifolia extracting bark patches from orthotropic branches is a viable technique and can be used for plant production.
The ten chapters in this book cover in detail the chemical constituents, medicinal applications and growth patterns of species such as Melaleuca, Acacia, Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Canarium and Araucaria.
With patience and skill, Rocha gently places his hands on the strings of his latest instrument, a "cavaquinho" -- a small, four-stringed guitar -- freshly painted, and made of three native woods: imbuia, known as Brazilian walnut, jacaranda, a blue-flowering tree, and an evergreen tree known as araucaria.