\tˈakse͡ɪsˌiː], \tˈakseɪsˌiː], \t_ˈa_k_s_eɪ_s_ˌiː]\
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A sub-order of Coniferae, sometimes regarded as a distinct order, comprising trees or shrubs which inhabit chiefly the temperate parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. They have a woody tissue marked with circular discs, with evergreen, and mostly narrow, rigid, entire, and veinless leaves, and are distinguished from the Cupressineae by the succulent cup which surrounds their seeds. The order yields trees which are valued for their timber, and, like the Coniferae, possess resinous properties.
By Daniel Lyons
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