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Definition of "pine" []

  • Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Pinus, having fascicles of needle-shaped leaves and producing woody, seed-bearing cones. These trees are widely cultivated for ornament and shade and for their timber and resinous sap, which yields turpentine and pine tar. (noun)
  • Any of various other coniferous trees, such as the Norfolk Island pine. (noun)
  • The wood of any of these trees. (noun)
  • To feel a lingering, often nostalgic desire. (verb-intransitive)
  • To wither or waste away from longing or grief: pined away and died. (verb-intransitive)
  • Any evergreen resinous coniferous tree of the genus Pinus, of the N hemisphere, with long needle-shaped leaves and brown cones: family Pinaceae (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any other tree or shrub of the family Pinaceae (noun)
  • The wood of any of these trees (noun)
  • Any of various similar but unrelated plants, such as ground pine and screw pine (noun)

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Use "pine" in a sentence
  • "Comparisons: The Scotch pine is apt to be confused with the _Austrian pine_ (_Pinus austriaca_), because they both have two needles to each cluster."
  • "To the north of the Neuse river loams and loose loams are the more frequent upland soils and the growth is loblolly pine (North Carolina pine*"
  • "The entire place is swathed in pine walls, floors and counters."