ground pine


: a yellow-flowered European bugle (Ajuga chamaepitys) with a resinous odor
: any of several club mosses (especially Lycopodium clavatum and L. complanatum) with long creeping stems and erect branches

Examples of ground pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These Turkish-style kofte (meatballs — or, in this case, patties) get their tender texture and rich flavor from processing the beef with ground pine nuts, parsley, and spices. Christopher Kimball,, 6 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1551, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ground pine was in 1551

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“Ground pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

ground pine

: any of several club mosses with long creeping stems and upright branches

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