slash pine


: a pine (Pinus elliottii) of the southeastern U.S. that has two or three needles in a cluster and is a source of turpentine, lumber, and pulpwood

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The bald eagles, a female and male respectively, left their slash pine tree in Fort Myers, Fla. — their home during annual mating season — seeking shelter a day before Hurricane Ian struck. Andrea Salcedo, Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2022 Trees include wild tamarind, slash pine, loquat and avocado. Kari Barnett, Sun Sentinel, 21 Sep. 2022 Joe Hopkins’s family business has about 70,000 acres of slash pine in southeast Georgia. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2022 There are also patches of slash pine, and in some cases the mature slash pines have been heavily thinned out, creating openings for longleaf plantings to rise among them and gradually replace them. Lawrence Specker |, al, 9 Jan. 2022 The family settled on 2 1/2 acres of slash pine, sabal palm, and palmetto scrub in a sprawling semirural housing development on the outskirts of Naples, Florida, called Golden Gate Estates. Richard Mertens, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 July 2021 Trees available include slash pine, gumbo limbo, pigeon plum, Barbados cherry, jackfruit, mango and avocado. Kari Barnett,, 8 Apr. 2021 The webcam is located in a slash pine tree in Fort Myers, Florida. Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2020 The suit alleges that the Brazilian plywood mills source all of their veneer from fast-growing plantations of loblolly and slash pine. David Lyons,, 9 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History


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First Known Use

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slash pine was circa 1882

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“Slash pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

slash pine

: a pine of the southeastern U.S. that is an important source of turpentine, lumber, and pulpwood

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