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

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus of the cypress family; characterized by pointed, needle-like leaves and aromatic berry-like cones.
  • n. certain coniferous trees which resemble junipers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any evergreen shrub or tree, of the genus Juniperus and order Coniferæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. coniferous evergreen shrub or tree, belonging to the genus Juniperus.
  • Bitter; sharp; severe.
  • n. The American larch, Larix laricina.
  • n. The black spruce, Picea Mariana.
  • n. The ground-hemlock, Taxus Canadensis.

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

  • n. desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowers; constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament; sometimes placed in genus Genista
  • n. coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones


Middle English, from Latin iūniperus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin iūniperus ("juniper"). (Wiktionary)



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