shortleaf pine

noun
short·​leaf pine | \ ˈshȯrt-ˌlēf- How to pronounce shortleaf pine (audio) \

Definition of shortleaf pine

: a pine (Pinus echinata) chiefly of the southeastern U.S. that has short flexible needles usually in clusters of two and reddish-brown bark also : its yellow wood

Examples of shortleaf pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Relax in thermal waters piped right from the hot springs, hike through rare shortleaf pine forests, or look out over the rolling Ouachita Mountains from the 216-foot-tall Hot Springs Mountain Tower. Washington Post, "Soaking up history in Arkansas’ Hot Springs National Park," 7 Feb. 2020 Of 86 species tracked in both inventories, including the shortleaf pine, black ash, sassafras and silver maples, 73 percent shifted westward, and 62 percent shifted northward. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "American Trees are Shifting West," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of shortleaf pine

1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Shortleaf pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shortleaf%20pine. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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