from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of coniferous plants of the family Pinaceæ and tribe Taxoideæ, technically distinguished from Taxodium by the manifest toothed inner scales of the cones.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any tree of the genus Cryptomeria, especially the Japanese cedar, Cryptomeria japonica

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Japanese cedar; sugi


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Cryptomeria, genus name : crypto– + Greek meros, part.]


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