longleaf pine

noun

long·​leaf pine ˈlȯŋ-ˌlēf- How to pronounce longleaf pine (audio)
: a tall timber pine (Pinus palustris) of the southeastern U.S. with long needles in bundles of three and long cones
also : its tough coarse-grained reddish-orange wood consisting mostly of heartwood and used especially for flooring and joinery

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Their decline is largely due to the drastic reduction and fragmentation of grassy longleaf pine savannas with sandy soil. Arkansas Online, 10 Nov. 2022 Their decline is largely due to the drastic reduction and fragmentation of grassy longleaf pine savannas with sandy soil. Janet Mcconnaughey, Fortune, 7 Nov. 2022 Behind the scenes, workers have created a three-dimensional model because the original design plans couldn't be found, and assembled materials including longleaf pine from the Southeast and white oak from Denmark. Fox News, 12 Aug. 2022 While the park’s azaleas bloom in early spring and present picturesque scenery, another notable aspect of this park is the longleaf pine trees that tower over live oaks. Patrick Connolly, Orlando Sentinel, 25 Sep. 2022 Southern trees like crape myrtle and longleaf pine didn’t have enough mentions to make the final cut but would have been among the most-Southern things in the entire database. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2022 The black pine snake, living mostly in longleaf pine forests, can sometimes be mistaken for the eastern indigo snake, another longleaf resident that is just starting to rebound in Alabama after reintroductions in the Conecuh National Forest. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, 15 Aug. 2022 For the Alabama piece, someone sent him a slab of longleaf pine that had come down in a hurricane in a national park in Florida. The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 July 2022 Conservation biologists are continuing efforts to reintroduce the longest snake in North America back into Alabama’s longleaf pine forests. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, 29 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of longleaf pine was in 1796

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“Longleaf pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longleaf%20pine. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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longleaf pine

noun
long·​leaf pine ˌlȯŋ-ˌlēf- How to pronounce longleaf pine (audio)
: a tall pine of the southeastern U.S. that has long needles in clusters of three and long cones and is a major timber tree
also : its tough coarse-grained reddish orange wood

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