longleaf pine

noun
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 The dry and sandy soil needed to dig the burrows is found on sandhills under dry oak and longleaf pine trees. National Geographic, "Gopher tortoise," 2 Mar. 2020 For the study, the team studied longleaf pine savanna surrounding the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, where the agency produces tritium gas for nuclear weapons. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "If We Connect Fragmented Habitat, New Species Will Come, Study Shows," 28 Sep. 2019 That’s particularly true of longleaf pine savanna, an ecosystem that once covered an estimated 92 million acres and dominated most of the Southeastern seaboard from Texas through to Florida and up to southern Virginia. Los Angeles Times, "Small strips of nature in just the right places can keep plants from going extinct," 27 Sep. 2019 The coil basketry technique can be done with longer pine needles (like longleaf pine and loblolly pine). Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, "Eight ways an evergreen tree could save your life," 26 Dec. 2019 Or to learn that the lustrous floor is made of boards of longleaf pine, salvaged from the original floor joists. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, "An Education in Sarasota Styles," 25 Jan. 2020 The coil basketry technique can be done with longer pine needles (like longleaf pine and loblolly pine). Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, "Eight ways an evergreen tree could save your life," 26 Dec. 2019 The coil basketry technique can be done with longer pine needles (like longleaf pine and loblolly pine). Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, "Eight ways an evergreen tree could save your life," 26 Dec. 2019 The coil basketry technique can be done with longer pine needles (like longleaf pine and loblolly pine). Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, "Eight ways an evergreen tree could save your life," 26 Dec. 2019

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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 22 Sep. 2020.

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