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Conifer

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Conifer, any cone-bearing tree or shrub. Examples include the yews, pines, redwood, cypress, and araucarias. Conifers are found in the drier parts of the world, particularly in cold regions. They usually have needle- or scale-like leaves that reduce the loss of water from the plant. Except for the larches and bald cypress, conifers are evergreen, retaining their leaves all year round.

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