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

Examples of pine cone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More: Among the giant things cities will drop on New Year's Eve: A pinecone, lettuce and a flea Contact Amy Huschka: or follow her on Twitter (@aetmanshuschka). Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroit could get 1-3 inches of snow Tuesday morning," 31 Dec. 2019 Like the cowboy boot in Prescott, the pinecone will make two drops: one at 10 p.m. and another at midnight. azcentral, "New Year's Eve 2020 parties around Arizona: Here's where to bid farewell to 2019," 20 Dec. 2019 The finding, which could help further develop evolutionary research, creates a direct link between human anatomy and the makeup of seemingly unrelated objects ranging from pinecones and seashells to galaxies and hurricanes. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "The Golden Ratio Is in Your Skull," 7 Oct. 2019 Only instead of perfume, my rooms capture aromas of pinecones, cinnamon, fir trees and gingerbread. Marni Jameson,, "Seasonal scents that pass the sniff test," 28 Nov. 2019 To transition this idea from Thanksgiving harvest to holiday themed, swap out the fruit for pomegranates and add pinecone accents to the centerpiece and the garland. NBC News, "How to DIY your own holiday tablescape in under 30 minutes," 23 Nov. 2019 Although the crustacean slowly rotted away over its three-week stay in the tree — presumably removed by university officials on Oct. 18 — students have come to memorialize its presence with a new make-shift lobster made out of pinecones and tape. Claudia Harmata,, "Rutgers University Students Put Dead Dining Hall Lobster in Tree, Jokingly Make 'Pilgrimages' to It," 22 Oct. 2019 The object was scaled and shaped like a pinecone, but was much too large and the wrong color. cleveland, "Emerald Forest-wind: A story from Write About Now," 19 Nov. 2019 There’s pinecone garland, flameless pine cone candles and Magic Flame candles that can be used in any globe, and can be charged with a USB cable. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Elaborately decorated Christmas Fantasy House is a festive way to raise funds for children with cancer," 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pine cone

1724, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jan 2020

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“Pine cone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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