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

Examples of longleaf pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the second half of the 19th century, the turpentine and lumber industries laid waste to one third of Moore County’s longleaf pines, leaving only tree stumps in their wake. Craig Gill / Made By History, TIME, 13 June 2024 But this is true old-growth longleaf pine, never logged, the ground cover rare cutthroat grass. Jen Guyton, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Thompson tiptoes to a longleaf pine with a white ring painted around its trunk, the mark of a nesting tree. Jen Guyton, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Prescribed burn associations are proving key to conservationists’ efforts to restore a longleaf pine range forming the backbone of forest ecology in the American Southeast. James Pollard, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for longleaf pine 

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First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

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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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