red pine


: a North American pine (Pinus resinosa) that has reddish bark and two long needles in each cluster
: the relatively hard wood of the red pine that consists chiefly of sapwood

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It’s already happened to the red pine. New York Times, 18 May 2021 In a stand of trees in central Nova Scotia, Sherilyn Young lays a mittened hand on the flaky bark of a red pine, one of the native trees of the Wabanaki-Acadian Forest, which was nearly wiped off the landscape by European harvesting in the 18th and 19th centuries. Moira Donovan, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Feb. 2022 This would mean that the state Department of Conservation & Recreation could not remove dead and dying red pine plantations in state forests to release the native mixed-species younger forest growing underneath. Melissa Brown,, 17 Feb. 2023 The largely concrete building is fronted by strategically angled timbers of Wisconsin white and red pine and balsam firs, which provide a feeling of walking through a forest to enter this magic kingdom — and which offer sun protection for artworks. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 June 2021 The front part of the home has been restored and features 12-foot ceilings, long-leaf red pine flooring and 8-foot double-hung windows. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Dec. 2021 Without the red pine, without the marchalina, there is no pine honey. Katie Nadworny, The Atlantic, 28 Oct. 2022 Diplodia can also infect other kinds of pine, such as Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), red pine (Pinus resinosa), mugo pine (Pinus mugo) and ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa). Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 4 Sep. 2022 Pine species that are widely planted around homes, such as Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), Austrian pine (Pinus nigra), and Japanese red pine (Pinus densiflora), are vulnerable to several nasty diseases and insects. Beth Botts,, 25 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1739, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of red pine was in 1739

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“Red pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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