limber pine

noun

: a pine (Pinus flexilis) of the western U.S. and Canada that has flexible branches and needles in bundles of five

Examples of limber pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These striking vistas are two of the most iconic in the park, allowing visitors to gaze out at innumerable red rock hoodoos and the limb-like roots of scrubby limber pines spanning for miles across the canyon’s main amphitheater. Emily Pennington, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Feb. 2023 Its 360,000 acres contain 31 peaks over 8,000 feet, 60 alpine lakes and vast expanses of fir, larch and limber pine. Brian Smale, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Apr. 2021 The bristlecone pine’s distant relative, the limber pine is also a hearty survivalist, living 2,000 years. Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Limber pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limber%20pine. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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