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A tree or shrub that has needles and produces seeds in cones, for example pine, spruce, or fir. There are 570 species of conifer in the class Gymnospermae; most are evergreen, but a few (such as larch) are deciduous. They usually grow faster and develop less dense wood (softwood) than other trees, and are commercially important as a source of timber for the papermaking, building, and furniture industries.

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