bishop pine

noun
variants: or bishop's pine

Definition of bishop pine

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Bishop pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bishop%20pine. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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