Pronunciation: ( jOO'nu-pur), [key]
1. any evergreen, coniferous shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus, esp. J. communis, having cones that resemble dark-blue or blackish berries used in flavoring gin and in medicine as a diuretic.
2. a tree mentioned in the Old Testament, said to be the retem.
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