Torrey pine

noun Tor·rey pine \ˈtȯrē-\
variants: or

Torrey's pine

Definition of Torrey pine

  1. :  a tall coniferous tree (Pinus torreyana) of California with dark green needles in fives and long cylindrical cones —called also gray-leaf pine, Sabine pine, Soledad pine

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Origin and Etymology of torrey pine

after John Torrey †1873


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