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araucaria


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Araucaria  \Ar`au*ca"ri*a\,  n.  [Araucania,  a  territory  south  of 
  Chili.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  tall  conifers  of  the  pine  family.  The  species  are 
  confined  mostly  to  South  America  and  Australia.  The  wood 
  cells  differ  from  those  of  other  in  having  the  dots  in  their 
  lateral  surfaces  in  two  or  three  rows,  and  the  dots  of 
  contiguous  rows  alternating.  The  seeds  are  edible. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  araucaria 
  n  :  any  of  several  tall  South  American  or  Australian  trees  with 
  large  cones  and  edible  seeds 




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