state tree

noun

: a tree selected (as by the legislature) as an emblem of a state of the U.S.

Examples of state tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The loblolly pine is a trademark feature of south Arkansas' landscape, but something is attacking and, in some cases, even killing Arkansas' state tree. Josh Snyder, Arkansas Online, 30 May 2023 North Carolina North Carolina's state tree is the pine. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2023 Utah's state tree is the quaking aspen. The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 July 2022 What is Indiana's state tree? The Indianapolis Star, 1 July 2022 No wonder they are honored as the state tree of New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Vermont, and Rhode Island. Savanna Bous, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Sep. 2022 Sugar maple, Wisconsin’s state tree, is another keystone plant that acts as a host plant for well over 200 caterpillar species. Jennifer Rude Klett, Journal Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2022 Alabama gets technical by having pecans and peanuts as the state nut and state legume, respectively, and blackberries and peaches as the state fruit and state tree fruit. Doug MacK, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Aug. 2022 Oak trees — one of which is the state tree of Illinois — carry out important ecosystem functions, Knapp and Westwood said. Adriana Pérez, Chicago Tribune, 13 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of state tree was in 1917

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“State tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/state%20tree. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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