loblolly pine


Definition of 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

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Recent Examples on the Web The resulting planting projects focused largely on the loblolly pine. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Sep. 2021 Needles from slash and loblolly pine trees are also sold as pine straw. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2021 The first two trees registered were a national champion loblolly pine in Cleveland County (which fell in a March 2003 storm) and a national champion persimmon tree in the front yard of a Dardanelle home. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, 20 Dec. 2020 By this time, the giant loblolly pine was larger and more spectacular than most remaining big pines. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, 20 Dec. 2020 Avoid the acid-loving pines such as Virginia and loblolly pine. ExpressNews.com, 26 Nov. 2020 The viridian-green branches of loblolly pines rise 60 feet above a carpet of soft, tufted grasses, rippling slightly in the breeze. Brian Barth, Popular Science, 1 Apr. 2020 The coil basketry technique can be done with longer pine needles (like longleaf pine and loblolly pine). Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, 26 Dec. 2019 The coil basketry technique can be done with longer pine needles (like longleaf pine and loblolly pine). Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of loblolly pine

1760, in the meaning defined above

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“Loblolly pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loblolly%20pine. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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