limber pine

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Definition of limber pine 

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

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The bristlecone pine’s distant relative, the limber pine is also a hearty survivalist, living 2,000 years. Washington Post, "Scientists: Future of oldest tree species on Earth in peril," 13 Sep. 2017

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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