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

Examples of loblolly pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Timber production shifted to the uniform loblolly pine plantations of Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas. Lydia Depillis, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Established back in 1933, this storied preserve boasts more than 800 hectares of pristine Lone Star State wilderness, with vast swathes of loblolly pine forest and lengthy hiking trails snaking across the area. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 In went the debarked trees, out came a spray of loblolly pine. Matthew Shaer, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2022 There’s a loblolly pine grown from a space seed outside the VA Medical Center in Tuskegee, Ala., a sycamore outside the public library in Keystone Heights, Fla., a sweetgum in Scott Jenkins Memorial Park in Loudoun County, Va. John Kelly, Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2023 Among his personal belongings was a canister packed with hundreds of tree seeds: loblolly pine, Douglas fir, redwood, sweetgum and sycamore. John Kelly, Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2023 As flames sweep the landscape, setting yuccas and loblolly pine saplings ablaze, the longleaf’s thick bark peels but protects the solid trunk underneath. Adithi Ramakrishnan, Dallas News, 24 July 2023 The loblolly pine is a trademark feature of south Arkansas' landscape, but something is attacking and, in some cases, even killing Arkansas' state tree. Josh Snyder, Arkansas Online, 30 May 2023 Most were loblolly pines, particularly in forests that were opened and thinned in recent years through partial harvest, a practice meant to keep forests healthy. Josh Snyder, Arkansas Online, 30 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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 21 Jun. 2024.

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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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