bishop pine

noun
variants: or

bishop's pine

Definition of bishop pine

  1. :  a California pine (Pinus muricata) having a spreading flattened crown and small prickly cones that remain attached to the tree for many years

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Origin and Etymology of bishop pine

so called from its discovery near the mission of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, California, literally, “Saint Louis, bishop of Toulouse”


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