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

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Picture a miniature pinecone made of pale-green paper. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "The Blundering Gardener: Clematis, wisteria — and hops, oh my!," 15 Sep. 2019 Imagine the coniferous forests of the American West and you probably picture tall trees, forest floors littered with pine needles and pinecones, black bears, mountain lions, croaking frogs, and mountain blue birds. National Geographic, "Forest fires are getting too hot—even for fire-adapted animals," 12 Aug. 2019 The ancient trees are visible in the walls of the quarry, including the trunks and structures resembling pinecones. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Fossil Trees Reveal the Oldest Known Forest in Asia," 9 Aug. 2019 Other fossilized finds include a pinecone-like structure with megaspores and some fossilized tree trunks used to estimate the height of the trees, Wang noted. Fox News, "419 million-year-old fossilized forest discovered in China," 9 Aug. 2019 Elizabeth Smith, a paleontologist who has studied the opalized fossils of Lightning Ridge for decades, has seen it all: shark’s teeth, turtle bones, lungfish, pinecones, birds, marine reptiles, plus all sorts of dinosaur bones and teeth. Clare Watson, Smithsonian, "Scientists and Miners Team Up to Preserve Opalized Fossils," 1 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of pine cone

1724, in the meaning defined above

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