bog pine


Definition of bog pine

: a New Zealand evergreen shrub or small tree (Halocarpus bidwillii synonym Dacrydium bidwillii of the family Podocarpaceae) of both wet and dry montane and subalpine regions that has spirally arranged, scalelike leaves, thin, reddish bark, and a berrylike cone with a white, fleshy aril surrounding an elongated dark seed

called also mountain pine

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First Known Use of bog pine

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Bog pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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