Definition of araucaria in English:

araucaria

noun

  • An evergreen conifer of a genus that includes the monkey puzzle, having stiff sharp leaves.

    • ‘Unlike other araucarias that have been investigated, many of the meristems in the orthotropic main stem will slowly develop into bud primordia beneath the bark in intact plants.’
    • ‘The tree which was stolen was an araucaria, or monkey puzzle, which was planted in memory of Maurice by his family.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Spanish Arauco, the name of a province of Araucania, Chile.

Pronunciation:

araucaria

/ˌarɔːˈkɛːrɪə/