piney woods

plural noun

Definition of piney woods

: woodland of the southern U.S. in which pines are the dominant tree

Examples of piney woods in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 21-year-old fire breather from the piney woods of East Texas offers relief from the parade of inauthentic junk laden with John Deere tractor references that's still way too pervasive these days. Scott Stroud, Star Tribune, "Review: A new voice from Texas rips it but tests the censors," 13 Aug. 2020 This popular summer resort in the piney woods is for the accommodation of families. NOLA.com, "From the Files of The Farmer," 12 Aug. 2020 Billy Joe Wardlow was put to death at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the June 1993 killing of Carl Cole at his home in Cason, about 130 miles east of Dallas in the East Texas piney woods, near the Louisiana and Arkansas borders. CBS News, "Texas executes Billy Joe Wardlow for killing elderly man nearly 30 years ago," 8 July 2020 From the piney woods of Maine to the crisp lakes of Alaska, your perfect outdoor trip awaits. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "24 of the Most Scenic Places to Camp in the United States," 27 May 2018 Kilgore is small town in east Texas’ piney woods, and this play about the 1980s AIDS epidemic created a huge schism in this conservative, religious community. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "A Town Split By a Play About the 1980s AIDS Epidemic," 13 Nov. 2019 The storm had gone inland, up into the piney woods of Eastern Texas. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Harvey: This is probably the worst US flood storm ever; I’ll never be the same," 25 Aug. 2018 The storm had gone inland, up into the piney woods of Eastern Texas. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Harvey: This is probably the worst US flood storm ever; I’ll never be the same," 25 Aug. 2018 The storm had gone inland, up into the piney woods of Eastern Texas. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Harvey: This is probably the worst US flood storm ever; I’ll never be the same," 25 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of piney woods

1800, in the meaning defined above

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“Piney woods.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piney%20woods. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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