red pine


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

Examples of red pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The jack pine is the second most common species of pine in Minnesota, behind the red pine. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, "Seeing the Minnesota outdoors anew with an 'awe walk'," 16 Oct. 2020 The description of the damage indicates that it is caused by Zimmerman pine moths, which is an insect that commonly attacks Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), red pine (Pinus resinosa) and Austrian pine (Pinus nigra), as well as other conifers. Tim Johnson,, "Pines oozing sap and browning are likely signs of Zimmerman pine moth infestation. Here’s how to treat it.," 22 Aug. 2020 Sit by its glass windows and gaze onto silver birch, oak and ezo red pine trees. New York Times, "36 Hours in Niseko," 13 Feb. 2020 In June 2018 a state official in Michigan alerted the Fish and Wildlife Service that a logger had spotted a great blue heron rookery in a red pine forest and wanted to know how to proceed. Lisa Friedman, New York Times, "A Trump Policy ‘Clarification’ All but Ends Punishment for Bird Deaths," 24 Dec. 2019 The 1,874-acre state natural area in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest near Lakewood has towering stands of hemlock, red pine and white pine — some of which date to 1735, are more than 125 feet tall and measure 9 feet around. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hike through some of Wisconsin's oldest and biggest trees in these old-growth forests," 24 Oct. 2019 Governor Knowles State Forest, Grantsburg: Find jack, white and red pines in this forest along the St. Croix River in northwestern Wisconsin. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's how and where you can cut down a Christmas tree in a Wisconsin forest," 27 Nov. 2019 Quaking aspen, birch, red pine, white pine and a mix of northern hardwoods all rise into the skyline from the park, making for a kaleidoscope of autumn color. Kerri Westenberg,, "Where to see fall color: 3 great autumn drives in Minnesota," 30 Sep. 2019 Like the two other old-growth sites, this state natural area protects stands of white and red pine and hemlock. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hike through some of Wisconsin's oldest and biggest trees in these old-growth forests," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of red pine

1739, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Oct 2020

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“Red pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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