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ar·au·car·i·a

 (ăr′ou-kăr′ē-ə)
n.
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.]
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araucaria

(ˌærɔːˈkɛərɪə)
n
(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]
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ar•au•car•i•a

(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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
The surroundings are thickly wooded, with fruit trees, palms, and araucarias. One particularly large palm dramatically penetrates the patio next to the entrance hall, as nature becomes part of the house.
Ja as variaveis de densidade foram, densidade de Spurr ([G.sub.Spurr]), densidade de Bitterlich ([G.sub.Bitterlich]) e a porcentagem de araucarias concorrentes.
Foram utilizadas ortofotos das areas de estudo, nas quais foram delimitadas manualmente todas as copas visiveis das arvores de araucarias e pinus, como estao apresentadas na Figura 1, posteriormente foram calculadas suas areas, perimetros e respectivos diametros das copas ([d.sub.copa]).
Desta forma, o que permite a existencia de araucarias sao temperaturas menores em todas as estacoes do ano, pois em locais mais quentes a especie perde pela competicao por outras mais adaptadas.
Araucaria or Parana pine [Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol.) Kuntze, 1898] is an endangered tree species of the Mixed Ombrophilous Forest, commonly known as "Mata das Araucarias," located in southern and the southern east of Brazil and in portions of Argentina and Paraguay [1, 2].
Ho (7) He (8) (5) (6) Allozymes 37.5 66.7 0.1943 0.2933 55.6 60.0 0.2538 0.2651 Microsatellites 100 0 0.3994 0.7470 100 11.1 0.3838 0.7444 (1) PMA = Parque Municipal das Araucarias, SSF = Parque Municipal Sao Francisco da Esperanca; (2) Sample size; (3) Number of loci; (4) Average number of alleles per loci; (5) Proportion of polymorphic loci (more frequent allele not more than 95%); (6) Proportion of loci out of Hardy-Weinberg expectations among the polymorphic; 7Mean observed heterozygosity; 8Mean expected heterozygosity.
O Parque Estadual de Vila Velha (P.E.V.V.), situado no municipio de Ponta Grossa, no Segundo Planalto do Parana, esta contextualizado pelas paisagens dos Campos Gerais, onde facies de campos abertos se transacionam bruscamente com as florestas subtropicais tipicas do Dominio Morfoclimatico dos Planaltos das Araucarias, conforme classificacao proposta por Ab'Saber (2003), fisionomias de paisagem em total oposicao na escala sucessional.
PSCHEIDT et al., 2015; FERREIRA et al., 2016), parte significativa da paisagem natural e caracterizada pela ocorrencia de um mosaico composto por florestas com araucarias e campos.