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conifer (kŏn´Ĭfûr) [Lat.,=cone-bearing], tree or shrub of the order Coniferales, e.g., the pine, monkey-puzzle tree, cypress, and sequoia. Most conifers bear cones and most are evergreens, though a few, such as the larch, are deciduous. Conifers are widely distributed over the world but are mostly found in the highlands of temperate regions. The conifers, the ginkgoes, and the cycads comprise the three most important groups of gymnosperms, i.e., plants without true flowers. Conifers are classified in the division Pinophyta, class Pinopsida.

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co·ni·fer / ˈkänəfər; kō-/ • n. a tree that bears cones and evergreen needlelike or scalelike leaves. Its families include the pines and firs (Pinaceae) and the cypresses (Cupressaceae). DERIVATIVES: co·nif·er·ous / kəˈnifərəs/ adj.

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conifer Cone-bearing trees, generally evergreen, such as pines, firs and redwoods. Some are the Earth's largest plants, reaching heights up to 99m (325ft). They are a major natural resource of the Northern Hemisphere.

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conifer XIX. — L. cōnifer, f. cōnus CONE.
So coniferous cone-bearing. XVII.

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