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
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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