Jeffrey pine


Jef·​frey pine ˈje-frē- How to pronounce Jeffrey pine (audio)
: a tall pine (Pinus jeffreyi) of the western U.S. having elongated cones and long needles in groups of three

Examples of Jeffrey pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three unique fragrances inspired by Jeffrey pine, California walnut and Cowboy Cologne, also known as California sagebrush. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2023 While many larger, fire-resilient trees like ponderosa and Jeffrey pines were logged for lumber, smaller trees that are not so fire resistant have thrived. Brian Melley, Fortune, 26 Oct. 2023 Quý’s all-time favorite SoCal destination is Wrightwood, a San Bernardino County town that boasts thick groves of Jeffrey pines and Douglas firs, along with plenty of skiing and hiking. Dakota Kim, Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2023 The area is covered in Jeffrey pine, sage, and fir trees. Charmaine Patterson, Peoplemag, 13 Oct. 2022 The pair live 145 feet above the ground in a Jeffrey pine tree. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2022

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Word History


John Jeffrey †1854 Scottish botanical explorer

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jeffrey pine was in 1858

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“Jeffrey pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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