Any of several tall South American or Australian trees with large cones and edible seeds.
monkey-puzzle tree; genus of conifers including it.
Coniferous tree of the genus Araucaria, allied to the firs, with flat, scalelike needles. Once widespread, it is now native only to the southern hemisphere. Some grow to gigantic size. Araucarias include the monkey-puzzle tree A. araucana, the Australian bunya bunya pine A. bidwillii, and the Norfolk Island pine A. heterophylla.