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 for ((Drepanodes varus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Juniper \Ju"ni*per\, n. [L. juniperus, prop., youth-producing,
     and so called from its evergreen appearance, from the roots
     of E. juvenile, and parent. Cf. Gin the liquor.] (Bot.)
     Any evergreen shrub or tree, of the genus Juniperus and
     order Conifer[ae].
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

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