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pine

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1pine

noun, often attributive \ˈpīn\

: a tree that has long, thin needles instead of leaves and that stays green throughout the year

: the wood of a pine tree that is often used to make furniture

Full Definition of PINE

1
:  any of a genus (Pinus of the family Pinaceae, the pine family) of coniferous evergreen trees that have slender elongated needles and include some valuable timber trees and ornamentals
2
:  the straight-grained white or yellow usually durable and resinous wood of a pine varying from extreme softness in the white pine to hardness in the longleaf pine
3
:  any of various Australian coniferous trees (as of the genera Callitris or Araucaria)
4
:  pineapple
5
:  bench 1c
pin·ey also piny \ˈpī-nē\ adjective

Origin of PINE

Middle English, from Old English pīn, from Latin pinus; probably akin to Greek pitys pine
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

2pine

verb

: to become thin and weak because of sadness or loss

pinedpin·ing

Full Definition of PINE

intransitive verb
1
:  to lose vigor, health, or flesh (as through grief) :  languish
2
:  to yearn intensely and persistently especially for something unattainable <they still pined for their lost wealth>

Origin of PINE

Middle English, from Old English pīnian to suffer, from *pīn punishment, from Latin poena — more at pain
First Known Use: 14th century

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