pine cone

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

Definition of pine cone

: a cone of a pine tree

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The sale includes the pinecone structure, the bathroom, and the catwalk. Megan Barber, Curbed, "You can buy this tiny treehouse shaped like a pinecone," 11 Dec. 2018 Above, check out a festive pinecone garland for your table from Target. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "16 Stylish Thanksgiving Table Decorating Ideas," 6 Aug. 2018 In this gorgeously sophisticated tablescape from Celebrating Everyday Life, the sky-blue decor is free of flowers but incorporates chocolate brown accents with pinecones. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "20+ Sophisticated Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas," 31 Oct. 2017 The club also decorates the city gazebo during the holidays with greens, bows and pinecones. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Avon Garden Club readies for annual plant sale with lovingly cared for plants and expert advice," 7 May 2018 The pinecones, which contain the firs’ seeds, are then shipped in big batches to companies that grow new trees for the Christmas season. National Geographic, "5 Times People Used Trees to Change the World," 21 Apr. 2018 Demand for its pinecone-ish scales, made of keratin, like fingernails, has soared in China, where they are used in medicines. Dionne Searcey, New York Times, "Ivory Coast Arrests Six in Ring That Smuggled Parts of Elephants, Leopards and Pangolins," 25 Jan. 2018 For example, seeds in some pinecones are sealed with a resin that melts in fires, releasing them and allowing new growth. Lakshmi Supriya, Science | AAAS, "Ecosystems could once bounce back from wildfires. Now, they’re being wiped out for good," 19 Dec. 2017 The centerpiece is made from different sized cake stands decorated with oranges, pinecones, candy, greenery and ornaments. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Decorating the perfect Christmas table this holiday is easier than you think," 15 Dec. 2017

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1724, in the meaning defined above

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