coniferous coniferous  /kə ˈnɪ fə rəs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or part of trees or shrubs bearing cones and evergreen leaves

Usage(s):

  1. Almost two thirds of the country's extensive forests are coniferous; among the broadleafs, beech predominates.
  2. The original lodge is flanked by a handful of low thatch-and-wood structures added over the decades, all backed by a sheer, massive wall of coniferous green.
  3. That might explain why, two decades after the Berlin Wall fell, a haunted stillness hung over this coniferous landscape of low-rolling hills.

News

  1. Ecotourism on the Smith: A floating classroom

    The Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion, which includes all of Del Norte County, is considered a global hot spot of biodiversity, holding one of the three richest temperate coniferous forests in the world. The Siskiyou Field Institute, a Selma, Ore.-based organization that offers field-based natural history classes, has a mission of introducing the public to the special qualities of the Klamath-Siskiyou ...
    on July 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Triplicate

  2. Climate change might enable beetles' rise

    LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY — Minnesota's coniferous trees are facing newly formidable foes: beetles.
    on July 13, 2013     Source: Post-Bulletin

Quotes

  1. "And there were no mountains in the area, so all the wet air from the Pacific reached the area where these guys lived. And of course the vegetation was much different, with forests of gymnosperms, coniferous forests that are completely extinct...
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: Rodolfo Coria Source: The Daily Yomiuri

  2. If Russia does not back down on its plans to raise export tariffs, Väyrynen says that Finnish forest companies "will have to plan for the shutting down of factories, or to convert them for the use of coniferous wood."
    on May 20, 2008 By: Paavo Väyrynen Source: Helsingin Sanomat

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