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con·i·fer

 (kŏn′ə-fər, kō′nə-)
n.
Any of various mostly needle-leaved or scale-leaved, chiefly evergreen, cone-bearing gymnospermous trees or shrubs of the order Coniferales, such as pines, spruces, and firs.

[Latin cōnifer, cone-bearing : cōnus, cone (from Greek kōnos; see kō- in Indo-European roots) + -fer, -fer.]

co·nif′er·ous (kō-nĭf′ər-əs, kə-) adj.
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coniferous

(kəˈnɪfərəs; kɒ-)
adj
(Plants) of, relating to, or belonging to the plant phylum Coniferophyta
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.coniferous - of or relating to or part of trees or shrubs bearing cones and evergreen leaves
evergreen - (of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year
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Translations
صَنَوْبَري، كوزي
jehličnatý
koglebærende
toboztermõ
barr-; köngulberandi
ihličnatý
kozalaklı ağaç

coniferous

[kəˈnɪfərəs] ADJconífero
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coniferous

[kɒˈnɪfərəs] adj [forest] → de conifères
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coniferous

adj tree, forestNadel-
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coniferous

[kəˈnɪfərəs] adj (forest) → di conifere; (tree) → conifero/a
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conifer

(ˈkonifə) , ((American) ˈka-) noun
a cone-bearing tree, eg the fir. The larch tree is a conifer.
coˈniferous adjective
cone-bearing.
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Studies are performed on both coniferous and deciduous litter (Van Wensem et al.
Finland is situated in the northern coniferous forest belt and it forestry is based on species of trees natural to the climate -- pine, spruce an birch -- which shelter a rich interdependent diversity of flora and fauna.
Two years ago, Botkin began surveying North America's boreal forests -- the largely coniferous woodlands running from the Arctic tree line down through Canada and dipping into the northern United States.
Begin planting evergreen and coniferous trees towards the end of the month.
I agree that millions of acres of coniferous forest require fire to reduce the amount of flammable material, discourage unwanted species, and encourage regeneration of desirable species.
This summer, the European Union (EU) announced that it would impose emergency measures for coniferous solid wood packing material (SWPM) originating in China, Japan, Canada, and the United States to reduce the spread of the pinewood nematode intercepted in several recent shipments to Finland, France, and Sweden.
Comparisons of habitat composition of preharvest to postharvest ranges focused on lowland coniferous forests (Thuja occidentalis, Picea mariana, Larix larcinea) and mixed savanna areas (Quercus spp.).
In the late 1980s, Ketchum photographed the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, a wild land of mossdraped coniferous rainforest foggy fishing inlets and vast mountains shedding glaciers.
At that time, the angiosperms or flowering plants -- a group that includes grasses and deciduous trees -- were starting to compete seriously with the more established type of land plant called gymnosperms, which includes coniferous trees.
Coniferous trees cannot follow suit, but for them fire creates a perfect seedbed.