pi·​ne·​tum | \ pī-ˈnē-təm How to pronounce pinetum (audio) \
plural pineta\ pī-​ˈnē-​tə How to pronounce pineta (audio) \

Definition of pinetum

: a plantation of pine trees especially : a scientific collection of living coniferous trees

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Recent Examples on the Web On April 16, 1948, it was planted atop the knoll in the prime spot in the pinetum. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Farewell, giant pine: Climate change kills a champion at Washington Park Arboretum," 13 May 2017

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First Known Use of pinetum

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pinetum

Latin, from pinus

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“Pinetum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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