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evergreen

(Encyclopedia) evergreen, term commonly used as synonymous with conifer and applied also to all those broad-leaved plants that bear green leaves throughout the year. Of the latter, most are plants of t...

Evergreen Park

(Encyclopedia) Evergreen Park, village (1990 pop. 20,874), Cook co., NE Ill., a residential suburb of Chicago; inc. 1893.

crowberry

(Encyclopedia) crowberry, evergreen alpine and arctic shrub of the genus Empetrum (or, sometimes, other related species), bearing black, red, or purple berrylike fruits. Some are cultivated in rock gar...

privet

(Encyclopedia) privet prĭv´ĭt [key], any plant of the genus Ligustrum, Old World shrubs or small trees of the family Oleaceae ( olive family), some of which are common as hedge plants. Privet...

cocoa-plum

(Encyclopedia) cocoa-plum, sweet but somewhat dry fruit of the evergreen tree Chrysobalanus icaco, of the family Chyrsobalanaceae. The fruits are eaten fresh and often made into preserves. An oil used ...

balsam fir

(Encyclopedia) balsam fir, common name for the evergreen tree Abies balsamea of NE North American boreal forests. It has small needles and cones and is used for lumber. It is also called Canada ba...

banksia

(Encyclopedia) banksia băngk´sēə [key] [for Sir Joseph Banks ], popularized name of a genus of Australian evergreen trees and shrubs of the same family as the macadamia and sometimes cultivated in ...

box

(Encyclopedia) box, common name for the Buxaceae, a family of trees and shrubs with leathery evergreen leaves, native to the tropics and subtropics of the Old World and to Central America. The boxes (genus ...

yerba buena

(Encyclopedia) yerba buena yĕr´bə bwā´nə [key], trailing evergreen perennial ( Micromeria chamissonis ) of the family Labiatae ( mint family). It is native to W North America and especially ...

Christmasberry

(Encyclopedia) Christmasberry or toyon tō´yən [key], evergreen tree or shrub ( Photinia arbutifolia ) of the family Rosaceae ( rose family), found on the Pacific coast of North America. ...