Norfolk Island pine

noun

Nor·​folk Island pine ˈnȯr-fək- How to pronounce Norfolk Island pine (audio)
-ˌfȯk-
: an evergreen tree (Araucaria heterophylla synonym A. excelsa) of the araucaria family that is native to Australia and Norfolk Island and that is often grown as a houseplant

called also Norfolk pine

Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Norfolk Island pine was in 1803

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Cite this Entry

“Norfolk Island pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Norfolk%20Island%20pine. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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