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ponderosa pine

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noun pon·der·o·sa pine \ˌpän-də-ˈrō-sə-, -zə-\

Definition of ponderosa pine

  1. :  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



Origin of ponderosa pine

New Latin ponderosa, specific epithet of Pinus ponderosa, from Latin, feminine of ponderosus ponderous


First Known Use: 1878


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