from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coniferous evergreen tree (Araucaria araucana) native to Chile, having intricately ramifying branches covered with overlapping, leathery, lanceolate, prickle-tipped leaves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Chili pine, Araucaria imbricata.
Perhaps from the obstacle its intertwined branches would pose.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)