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
It just happens to be mountain cedar aka juniper allergy season down here in Texas!
Soils derived from gypsum support a distinctive flora, including Pinchot juniper, that is adapted to drought and high concentrations of salt.
I am especially intrigued by the idea of juniper berries.
The juniper is a partially trailing plant, of loose habit, suitable for banks and rocky places.
As the juniper is the most stubborn and unshakeable of trees in the
Now, the juniper is the badge of the Clan Macleod.
Shingles from this, sometimes called juniper shingles, last for forty years.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
Let liars consider what shall be given to them: Sharp arrows of the Almighty, with coals of juniper, that is, they will fall and lie for ever under the wrath of God, and will be made miserable by the tokens of his displeasure, which will fly swiftly like arrows, and will strike the sinner ere he is aware and when he sees not who hurts him.
In fact, it's always seemed a little like the start of Hill Country, although there's more faux cedar aka juniper trees than mesquite.
South-facing slopes, often snow-free and exposed to cold wind during winter, support sedge meadow vegetation while sheltered, north-facing sites support evergreen shrubs such as juniper (Juniperus) and rhododendron (R. setosum and R. cephalanthus).