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conifer (noun) a cone-bearing tree, for example, a pine or a fir tree.
A tall tree which has needle-shaped leaves which stay green throughout the year is a conifer. Conifers bear hard dry fruit called cones. The conifers usually grow in cool climates.
- The forests that have an abundant growth of conifers are called coniferous forests.
- The pine tree is one of the species of conifers because, like other conifers, it has evergreen leaves that are needle-shaped and it bears cones.