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A large evergreen tree, Araucaria angustifolia (family Pinaceae), native to the high plateau region of south-western Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Geographical Review. From Paraná, the name of a river and province in Brazil + pine.
Parana pine/pəˈrɑːnə ˈpʌɪn/
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