ponderosa pine

pon·der·o·sa pine

noun \ˌpän-də-ˈrō-sə-, -zə-\

Definition of PONDEROSA PINE

:  a tall pine (Pinus ponderosa) of western North America with long needles usually in groups of two or three; also :  its strong reddish straight-grained wood


New Latin ponderosa, specific epithet of Pinus ponderosa, from Latin, feminine of ponderosus ponderous
First Known Use: 1878


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