Jeffrey pine

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Jef·​frey pine | \ ˈje-frē- How to pronounce Jeffrey pine (audio) \

Definition of Jeffrey pine

: a tall pine (Pinus jeffreyi) of the western U.S. having elongated cones and long needles in groups of three

First Known Use of Jeffrey pine

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Jeffrey pine

John Jeffrey †1854 Scottish botanical explorer

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“Jeffrey pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jeffrey%20pine. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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