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

Examples of Norfolk Island pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This light show, from EPIC Entertainment Group, features the Norfolk Island pine trees on the Founders Lawn lit up with over 75,000 lights. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Dec. 2023 One way to keep the holiday spirit going all year round is to bring home a Norfolk Island pine to add to your festive decor. Mackenzie Nichols, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Sep. 2023 Pruning your a Norfolk Island pine to reduce its size will likely not give you good results. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 19 Mar. 2022 The courtyard displays delicate orchids, Norfolk Island pine, tree ferns, large fishtail palms, and smaller fan and Areca palms, according to the museum’s website. Sonel Cutler, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Jan. 2023 The secret to keeping Norfolk Island pine healthy indoors is to give it bright but indirect light. Savanna Bous, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Jan. 2023 Members of the Araucariaceae genus, ancestors of today’s Kauri pine and Norfolk Island pine, were common. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2021 The plant in your photo is Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla), native to the tropical island of that name in the South Pacific. Neil Sperry, ExpressNews.com, 10 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Norfolk Island pine was in 1803

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“Norfolk Island pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Norfolk%20Island%20pine. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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