longleaf pine

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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Recent Examples on the Web Though invasive species have popped up in the preserve, LCWA has worked to eradicate exotics and restore the natural longleaf pine forest at the top of the land. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 2 July 2021 In its native longleaf pine forests of the Carolinas. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 1 June 2021 This plant species is endemic to a small stretch of wet longleaf pine habitat in the sand hills and coastal plains of the Carolinas, United States. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Commissioner Jay Zembower said Seminole should protect the southern yellow pine or longleaf pine, which are indigenous to the Southeastern United States and once used in Florida to produce turpentine oil. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, 29 May 2021 These monoliths face three longleaf pine trees and are surrounded by a grove of tupelo trees. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, 22 Apr. 2021 Farmers sell longleaf pine straw at roadside stalls. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2021 The longleaf pine’s most obvious attribute is its strong, straight timber — perfect for utility poles. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2021 America’s Longleaf Pine Initiative has helped restore 4.7 million acres of longleaf pine ecosystem. Popular Science, 22 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of longleaf pine

1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Longleaf pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longleaf%20pine. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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