bristlecone pine

noun bris·tle·cone pine \ ˈbri-səl-ˌkōn- \

Definition of bristlecone pine

:either of two pines (Pinus longaeva and P. aristata) of the western U.S. that include the oldest living trees called also bristlecone

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First Known Use of bristlecone pine

1893


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