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 webcam is located in a slash pine tree in Fort Myers, Florida. Washington Post, "Offspring of popular eagle cam birds dies in Florida ranch," 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,, "U.S. plywood producers sue over rival Brazilian product, saying it would fail in hurricanes," 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, "Stressed Southern Timber Growers Get Hit Again," 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, "The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Back," 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,, "Asian termites killing South Florida pine trees, weakening other trees for hurricanes," 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, "Retired botanist finds purpose in cataloging nature’s chaos," 10 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of slash pine

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Slash pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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