Monterey pine


: a pine (Pinus radiata) native to coastal California but widely grown especially in the southern hemisphere for its wood

Examples of Monterey pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Bay Area, the trees that most commonly fall are oaks, eucalyptus, cypress and Monterey pines, said consulting arborist Kevin Hostert. Claire Hao, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Mar. 2023 The mix is made with small Monterey pine bark, medium pumice rock, and small red lava rock. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Dec. 2022 Tours of the property—with its pristine Monterey pine forest and ocean views—are offered both on the ranch’s open-air trailer and horseback. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2022 One of the highlights of the gardens is an old Monterey pine that was given to Yogananda as a gift. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Jan. 2022 Peltzer Pines Christmas tree farms grow acres of Monterey pine and Leyland cypress trees in two Orange County locations, Brea and Silverado. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Monterey pine was in 1834

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“Monterey pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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