pine cone

noun
\ ˈpīn-ˌkōn How to pronounce pine cone (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pinecone

Definition of pine cone

: a cone of a pine tree

First Known Use of pine cone

1724, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About pine cone

Time Traveler for pine cone

Time Traveler

The first known use of pine cone was in 1724

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near pine cone

pine colaspis

pine cone

pinecone fish

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for pine cone

Cite this Entry

“Pine cone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pine%20cone. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!