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

Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bog pine was in 1864

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“Bog pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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