limber pine

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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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The first known use of limber pine was in 1897

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“Limber pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limber%20pine. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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