bishop pine

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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”

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bishop pine

Share bishop pine

Statistics for bishop pine

Look-up Popularity

Comments on bishop pine

What made you want to look up bishop pine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to move with a clumsy heavy tread

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!