chir pine

noun
variants: or chir or less commonly cheer pine \ ˈchi(ə)r \

Definition of chir pine

: an East Indian resinous timber pine (Pinus roxburghii) the wood of which is used as a substitute for northern pine or fir

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History and Etymology for chir pine

Hindi cīr pine

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“Chir pine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chir%20pine. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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