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ju·ni·per

 (jo͞o′nə-pər)
n.
Any of various evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Juniperus, having needlelike or scalelike, often pointed leaves and aromatic, bluish-gray, berrylike seed-bearing cones.

[Middle English, from Latin iūniperus; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

juniper

(ˈdʒuːnɪpə)
n
1. (Plants) any coniferous shrub or small tree of the genus Juniperus, of the N hemisphere, having purple berry-like cones. The cones of J. communis (common or dwarf juniper) are used as a flavouring in making gin. See also red cedar1
2. (Plants) any of various similar trees, grown mainly as ornamentals
3. (Bible) Old Testament one of the trees used in the building of Solomon's temple (I Kings 6:15, 34) and for shipbuilding (Ezekiel 27:5)
[C14: from Latin jūniperus, of obscure origin]

ju•ni•per

(ˈdʒu nə pər)

n.
any of several evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus Juniperus, of the cypress family, having scaly leaves and berrylike cones that yield an oil used in flavoring gin.
[1350–1400; Middle English junipere < Latin jūniperus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.juniper - desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowersjuniper - desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowers; constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament; sometimes placed in genus Genista
genus Retama, Retama - small genus of Mediterranean shrubs; often included in genus Genista
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.juniper - coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones
cypress - wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus
juniper berry - berrylike fruit of a plant of the genus Juniperus especially the berrylike cone of the common juniper
pencil cedar, pencil cedar tree - any of several junipers with wood suitable for making pencils
Juniperus silicicola, southern red cedar - juniper of swampy coastal regions of southeastern United States; similar to eastern red cedar
Juniperus sabina, savin, dwarf juniper - procumbent or spreading juniper
common juniper, Juniperus communis - densely branching shrub or small tree having pungent blue berries used to flavor gin; widespread in northern hemisphere; only conifer on coasts of Iceland and Greenland
dwarf juniper, Juniperus communis depressa, ground cedar - a procumbent variety of the common juniper
creeping juniper, Juniperus horizontalis - low to prostrate shrub of Canada and northern United States; bronzed purple in winter
drooping juniper, Juniperus flaccida, Mexican juniper - small tree of western Texas and mountains of Mexico having spreading branches with drooping branchlets
Translations
ثَمَرَة العَرْعَر
jalovec
enebærbusk
boróka
einir
kadagys
kadiķis
jalovec
ardıç

juniper

[ˈdʒuːnɪpəʳ]
A. Nenebro m
B. CPD juniper berries NPLbayas fpl de enebro

juniper

[ˈdʒuːnɪr] n (= bush) → genévrier m
juniper berry → baie f de genièvre

juniper

nWacholder m; juniper berryWacholderbeere f

juniper

[ˈdʒuːnɪpəʳ] nginepro
juniper berry → bacca di ginepro

juniper

(ˈdzuːnipə) noun
a type of evergreen shrub with berries and prickly leaves.
References in classic literature ?
All round this garden, in the uncultivated parts, red partridges ran about in conveys among the brambles and tufts of junipers, and at every step of the comte and Raoul a terrified rabbit quitted his thyme and heath to scuttle away to the burrow.
Usually, a telephone pole is made from a sixty-year-old tree, a cedar, chestnut, or juniper.
A little ways off, beyond a line of scattered juniper trees, which marked the pathway to the church, a white dim figure flitted in the direction of the tomb.