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Definition of "pinery" [pin•er•y]

  • A hothouse or plantation where pineapples are grown. (noun)
  • A forest of pine trees. (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.

Use "pinery" in a sentence
  • "During July 1867. the Fort Phil Kearny woodchoppers opened full operations in the pinery several miles from the fort A small company of soldiers under major J. W. Powell—whose place Fetterman had taken the day he was slain—was stationed nearby."
  • "In order that small details of men might be sent to the timber to fell trees and cut logs, a blockhouse was constructed near the pinery, seven miles from the fort."
  • "They even raided the blockhouse near the pinery, fired in through the loopholes, and scalped one luckless private alive."