conifer: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kō'nu-fur, kon'u-), [key]
- any of numerous, chiefly evergreen trees or shrubs of the class Coniferinae (or group Coniferales), including the pine, fir, spruce, and other cone-bearing trees and shrubs, and also the yews and their allies that bear drupelike seeds.
- a plant producing naked seeds in cones, or single naked seeds as in yews, but with pollen always borne in cones.
- conifer (Thesaurus)