co|nif|er|ous [ kou`nıfərəs ] adjective
a coniferous tree produces CONES
a. a coniferous forest has only conifers growing in it

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  • Coniferous — Co*nif er*ous, a. (a) Bearing cones, as the pine and cypress. (b) Pertaining to the order {Coniferae}, of which the pine tree is the type. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coniferous — 1660s, from CONIFER (Cf. conifer) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • coniferous — [kō nif′ər əs, kənif′ər əs] adj. 1. bearing cones 2. of conifers …   English World dictionary

  • coniferous — UK [kəˈnɪf(ə)rəs] / US [koʊˈnɪfərəs] adjective biology a) a coniferous tree produces cones and its leaves do not fall off in winter b) a coniferous forest has mainly conifers growing in it …   English dictionary

  • coniferous — adj. Coniferous is used with these nouns: ↑forest, ↑tree, ↑wood …   Collocations dictionary

  • coniferous — [[t]kənɪ̱fərəs, AM koʊ [/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A coniferous forest or wood is made up of conifers …   English dictionary

  • coniferous — conifer ► NOUN ▪ a tree bearing cones and evergreen needle like or scale like leaves, e.g. a pine or cypress. DERIVATIVES coniferous adjective. ORIGIN Latin, cone bearing …   English terms dictionary

  • coniferous forest —  vegetation composed primarily of cone bearing, needle leaved, or scale leaved evergreen trees, found in regions of the world that have long winters and moderate to high annual precipitation. The northern Eurasian coniferous forest is called the… …   Universalium

  • Coniferous swamp — Dead Stream Swamp, Michigan. A northern white cedar swamp. Coniferous swamps are forested wetlands in which the dominant trees are lowland conifers such as northern white cedar (thuja occidentalis). The soil in these swamp areas are typically… …   Wikipedia

  • Coniferous Tree —    Any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones. Coniferous trees keep their needles during the winter and deer often use these trees for cover and food sources during the winter. These trees are also known as pine trees.    These are trees that …   Hunting glossary

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