sugar pine

noun

plural sugar pines
: a very tall pine (Pinus lambertiana) found from Oregon to Baja California and having needles in clusters of five, cones up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) long, and soft reddish-brown wood
also : its wood

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The men planted ponderosa and sugar pine, also pieces of the area’s original forest, alongside the sequoias. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Apr. 2022 Rising temperatures, drought, beetles and massive blazes have taken a staggering toll on the state’s most iconic trees, such as sugar pine and giant sequoia. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Aug. 2021 The dining room will be decked out in sugar pine, custom brass chandeliers and dark reclaimed redwood, as designed by Studio Terpeluk, the same San Francisco outfit responsible for popular restaurants such as Liholiho Yacht Club. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 June 2021 Last year’s wildfires destroyed a sugar pine seed orchard in Klamath National Forest and another one on Oregon Bureau of Land Management land. Jesse Klein, Wired, 6 Apr. 2021 Located in the Martis Camp development, it is filled with jeffrey and sugar pine trees. Nancy Keates, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2020 The species of replanted trees are Douglas fir, cedar, sugar pine and Western white pine. oregonlive, 16 Oct. 2020 The walls use horizontal planks of salvaged sugar pine with a bit of space between each board. John King, SFChronicle.com, 3 Aug. 2020 Over the generations, the family cut down sugar pine, white fir, red fir and other trees to make framing lumber for houses and other products. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, 17 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sugar pine was in 1846

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“Sugar pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sugar%20pine. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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