lodgepole pine

noun

lodge·​pole pine ˈläj-ˌpōl- How to pronounce lodgepole pine (audio)
: any of several pines of western North America with needles in pairs and short ovoid usually asymmetric cones: such as
a
: a small chiefly coastal pine (Pinus contorta var. contorta) with thick deeply furrowed bark and hard strong coarse-grained medium-light wood
b
: a tall straight pine (P. contorta var. latifolia) with thin and little furrowed bark and soft weak fine-grained lightweight wood

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Another clue to the park's history lies in specimens of mineralized lodgepole pine wood collected by scientists as part of the Greater Yellowstone Climate Assessment last summer. Jacqueline Keeler, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Mar. 2022 Nathan Gill trims weeds in a seed tray his team is using to study the germination and survival of lodgepole pine and Douglas fir seeds. Kristen Pope, Discover Magazine, 20 Dec. 2018 On the northern shores of Redfish Lake south of Stanley, Glacier View Campground (from $22; open May to September) has 65 sites tucked into a lodgepole pine forest at the base of the Sawtooth Range. The Editors, Outside Online, 12 July 2021 Wildfire frequency also factors in: Ponderosa pine forests are adapted to withstand blazes as often as once a decade, compared to lodgepole pine stands that might burn every few hundred years. Matthew Brown And Matthew Daly, Anchorage Daily News, 20 May 2022 Named Hidden Hollow Ranch, the rustic mansion was built in 2011 from twisted, lodgepole pine shipped in from the Northern Rockies. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2022 Surrounding the ruins of Rosal is a commercial forest of Sitka spruce and lodgepole pine, owned by the public body Forestry and Land Scotland. Cathleen O'grady, The Atlantic, 20 May 2022 Named Hidden Hollow Ranch, the rustic mansion was built in 2011 from twisted, lodgepole pine shipped in from the Northern Rockies. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2022 Named Hidden Hollow Ranch, the rustic mansion was built in 2011 from twisted, lodgepole pine shipped in from the Northern Rockies. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lodgepole pine was in 1859

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“Lodgepole pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodgepole%20pine. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

lodgepole pine

noun
lodge·​pole pine ˌläj-ˌpōl- How to pronounce lodgepole pine (audio)
: any of several western North American pines with needles in pairs and short cones

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