red pine

noun

Definition of red pine

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

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The property features a mixed forest of mature oak, jack pine, white pine and red pine as well as lowland conifers near the river, including cedar. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan adds 1,000-acre forest near Au Sable to public lands," 8 Aug. 2019 The motivation for the study goes back 35 years, when Bruhn first planted some red pines that began to die prematurely. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "This Ancient Giant Fungus Could Help Scientists Understand Cancer," 4 Jan. 2019 The southern pine beetle’s primary targets are pitch pines, red pines and jack pines. Washington Post, "Pine-killing southern beetle may be more deadly in North," 10 June 2018 In winter, white and red pine provide a dose of green among the brown and white. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mirror Lake's Fern Dell Gorge is a winter wonderland," 11 Jan. 2018 The Escanaba, Madeline, McNaughton and Raven trails are all groomed for skiing in the winter, and the Star Lake Nature Trail and its century-old red pine plantation is a good option for hiking and snowshoeing. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "4 fall and winter getaways in Wisconsin," 11 Oct. 2017 The Escanaba, Madeline, McNaughton and Raven trails are all groomed for skiing in the winter, and the Star Lake Nature Trail and its century-old red pine plantation is a good option for hiking and snowshoeing. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "4 fall and winter getaways in Wisconsin," 11 Oct. 2017 The Escanaba, Madeline, McNaughton and Raven trails are all groomed for skiing in the winter, and the Star Lake Nature Trail and its century-old red pine plantation is a good option for hiking and snowshoeing. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "4 fall and winter getaways in Wisconsin," 11 Oct. 2017 The Escanaba, Madeline, McNaughton and Raven trails are all groomed for skiing in the winter, and the Star Lake Nature Trail and its century-old red pine plantation is a good option for hiking and snowshoeing. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "4 fall and winter getaways in Wisconsin," 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of red pine

1739, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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