bishop pine


variants or bishop's pine
: a California pine (Pinus muricata) having a spreading flattened crown and small prickly cones that remain attached to the tree for many years

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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