loblolly pine


: a pine (Pinus taeda) of the southeastern U.S. with flaky bark, long needles in groups of three, and cones having spine-tipped scales
also : its coarse-grained wood

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, Thrasher has been working to restore the original montane longleaf pine savannah ecosystem by clearing out the competing loblolly pines through logging and the use of prescribed fire. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, 26 Feb. 2023 Conversion of forested areas for agriculture and urbanization, droughts and long-term grazing are among many of the threats facing the Houston toad and its habitat, namely forested areas with loblolly pine, according to The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Dallas News, 2 May 2022 On a frosty February morning in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, the enterprising trio who has finally broken America’s strange truffle curse walks beneath orderly rows of loblolly pine, trying very hard not to step on the precious nuggets beneath their feet. Andrew Kornylak, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 May 2021 The Forest Service provided seeds from five common species: loblolly pine, sycamore, Douglas fir, sweetgum and redwood. Andrew Jenner, Discover Magazine, 2 Oct. 2017 Probably a Pinus taeda, or loblolly pine, a slender conifer native to the Southeastern United States. Matthew Shaer, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2022 The site includes a mixture of young growth and mature timber, including harvest-ready loblolly pine plantations. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 10 Aug. 2022 Some of the trees that can be seen on the mountain are eastern red cedar, loblolly pine, black cherry and Georgia oak. AccessAtlanta, 17 June 2022 The resulting planting projects focused largely on the loblolly pine. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of loblolly pine was in 1760

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“Loblolly pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loblolly%20pine. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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loblolly pine

lob·​lol·​ly pine
: a pine of the southeastern U.S. with thick flaky bark, long needles in groups of three, and spiny-tipped cones
also : its coarse-grained wood

called also loblolly

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