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- Noun

A yellow amorphous substance extracted from juniper berries.

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    Persoonia juniperina

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  • Chlorochroa juniperina

    Chlorochroa juniperina

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  • Leptecophylla juniperina

    Leptecophylla juniperina

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    Pultenaea juniperina

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