longleaf pine

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long·​leaf pine | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌlēf- How to pronounce longleaf pine (audio) \

Definition of longleaf pine

: 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

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Fallen longleaf pines, snapped like twigs by the Hurricane’s fierce winds, remain untouched across huge swaths of Calhoun County’s 574 square miles. Washington Post, "Florida town rallies behind team amid rebound from Michael," 5 Sep. 2019 Soefer and Vandewater wanted to celebrate their house’s past, preserving as many features as possible, like the millwork, shiplap walls, and longleaf pine floors. Alia Akkam, House Beautiful, "You Need to See How a Sad 1920s House Was Restored to a Colorful, Pattern-Filled Home," 29 Aug. 2019 The wood flooring downstairs, some of it longleaf pine, was also in relatively good shape, although it has been sanded and refinished so many times through the years that the tongue and groove connection between several floorboards is visible. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "110-year-old South Side San Antonio home getting a complete renovation," 19 Aug. 2019 The house still had its original longleaf pine floors, the original coffered ceiling beams, the classic Craftsman bookcases with columns and two wraparound porches on the first and second floors. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "110-year-old South Side San Antonio home getting a complete renovation," 19 Aug. 2019 The property’s resources include freshwater marsh, cypress-gum swamp, and forests of bottomland hardwoods, loblolly pine and longleaf pine. USA TODAY, "Black Hills yaks, serious senioritis on campus, Pony Express: News from around our 50 states," 10 June 2019 This is the smallest of Florida’s national forests, spanning Columbia, Baker, Bradford and Hamilton counties, and its location along Ocean Pond makes the trails of longleaf pine a popular destination for nature lovers. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Columbia County: Finding the great outdoors in Osceola National Forest," 7 May 2018 The floor is poured concrete, the ceiling is reclaimed longleaf pine, and the print is by Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe, and Alexandre Singh. Rima Suqi, ELLE Decor, "How an Abandoned Texas Home Is Restored Into an Ethereal Country Getaway," 20 Sep. 2018 At first, the couple envisioned a flourishing nursery with a Southern Living-style cottage garden among the longleaf pines and scattered oaks. Kate Santich, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake couple create haven for rare Scrub-Jays and young fans," 6 July 2018

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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