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Definition of "cone-bearing" []

  • Coniferous; belonging to the Pinaceæ or any of the families of the order Pinales.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "cone-bearing" in a sentence
  • "The cones caught my attention first, cone-bearing end branches bitten off by squirrels who found it easier to cut the branch tips, watch them fall, then race down the tree and stockpile the nutritious cones under roots and fallen logs."
  • "Near the summit grow cycads—stout-trunked, palm-like, cone-bearing trees that evolved in the late Carboniferous, 300 million years ago; they were among the first plants to have both cones and seeds."
  • "The Main Walk, the only straight line in the garden, showcases the coniferous (cone-bearing) trees, including pines, cedars and spruces."