pi·​ne·​tum pī-ˈnē-təm How to pronounce pinetum (audio)
plural pineta pī-ˈnē-tə How to pronounce pinetum (audio)
: a plantation of pine trees
especially : a scientific collection of living coniferous trees

Examples of pinetum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Big old oaks and recent replanting of the original pinetum (collection of needled evergreens). Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 6 June 2016 On April 16, 1948, it was planted atop the knoll in the prime spot in the pinetum. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, 13 May 2017

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Word History


Latin, from pinus

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinetum was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Pinetum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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