Virginia pine

noun

: a pine (Pinus virginiana) of the eastern U.S. that has short needles occurring in pairs

called also Jersey pine

Examples of Virginia pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leyland cypress and Virginia pine are common in the Southeast. Discover Magazine, 9 Dec. 2023 One property, 10,400 acres outside Washington, D.C., on the Maryland side of the Potomac River, features American beech, black cherry and yellow poplar interspersed with loblolly and Virginia pine. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 2 Nov. 2022 By springtime, the group had planted upward of 20,000 seedlings, a mix of 20 different native tree species including the American chestnut, the Virginia pine and a variety of oaks. Elena Shao Maddie McGarvey, New York Times, 16 Sep. 2022 In the end, and after much, much, much discussion, the group settled on a 6-foot Virginia pine. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, 7 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Virginia pine was in 1862

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“Virginia pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Virginia%20pine. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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