slash pine


Definition of 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

Examples of slash pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 This includes 100-foot slash pine that could have fetched up to $60 a ton as utility poles before the storm, but now might be worth $2 to $3 a ton as pulp. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2018 At noon the asphalt shimmers and the sand dazzles and at midnight the stars swim in an ink-black heaven above the cypress and the slash pine. Ben Lowy, Smithsonian, 23 May 2018 Many South Florida slash pines have stood for a century, providing shade, oxygen and wildlife habitat, as cities rose around them. David Fleshler,, 14 Apr. 2018 Hurricane Irma helped with the discovery of a twisted airplant, the only one found at the sanctuary, after the storm brought down a slash pine branch where the airplant was anchored. Eric Staats, The Seattle Times, 10 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of slash pine

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for slash pine

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“Slash pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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