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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ju·ni·per /ˈʤunəpɚ/
 杜松屬

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ju·ni·per /ˈʤunəpɚ/ 名詞
 檜屬的喬木或灌木,杜松實

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ju·ni·per n.  Bot. Any evergreen shrub or tree, of the genus Juniperus and order Coniferæ.
 Note:The common juniper (Juniperus communis) is a shrub of a low, spreading form, having awl-shaped, rigid leaves in whorls of threes, and bearing small purplish blue berries (or galbuli), of a warm, pungent taste, used as diuretic and in flavoring gin. A resin exudes from the bark, which has erroneously been considered identical with sandarach, and is used as pounce. The oil of juniper is acrid, and used for various purposes, as in medicine, for making varnish, etc.  The wood of several species is of a reddish color, hard and durable, and is used in cabinetwork under the names of red cedar, Bermuda cedar, etc.
 Juniper worm Zool., the larva of a geometrid moth (Drepanodes varus). It feeds upon the leaves of the juniper, and mimics the small twigs both in form and color, in a remarkable manner.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 juniper
      n 1: desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowers;
           constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament; sometimes
           placed in genus Genista [syn: retem, raetam, juniper
           bush, Retama raetam, Genista raetam]
      2: coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Juniper
    (Heb. rothem), called by the Arabs retem, and known as Spanish
    broom; ranked under the genus genista. It is a desert shrub, and
    abounds in many parts of Palestine. In the account of his
    journey from Akabah to Jerusalem, Dr. Robinson says: "This is
    the largest and most conspicuous shrub of these deserts, growing
    thickly in the water-courses and valleys. Our Arabs always
    selected the place of encampment, if possible, in a spot where
    it grew, in order to be sheltered by it at night from the wind;
    and during the day, when they often went on in advance of the
    camels, we found them not unfrequently sitting or sleeping under
    a bush of retem to shelter them from the sun. It was in this
    very desert, a day's journey from Beersheba, that the prophet
    Elijah lay down and slept beneath the same shrub" (1 Kings 19:4,
    5). It afforded material for fuel, and also in cases of
    extremity for human food (Ps. 120:4; Job 30:4). One of the
    encampments in the wilderness of Paran is called Rithmah, i.e.,
    "place of broom" (Num. 33:18).
      "The Bedawin of Sinai still burn this very plant into a
    charcoal which throws out the most intense heat."