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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ju′niper ber`ry(n.)

  1. the berrylike cone of a juniper.

    Category: Plants

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. juniper berry(noun)

    berrylike fruit of a plant of the genus Juniperus especially the berrylike cone of the common juniper


  1. juniper berry(Noun)

    the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers


  1. Juniper berry

    A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance. The cones from a handful of species, especially Juniperus communis, are used as a spice, particularly in European cuisine, and also give gin its distinctive flavour. According to one FAO document, juniper berries are the only spice derived from conifers, although tar and inner bark from pine trees is sometimes considered a spice as well.


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