white pine

noun

1
a
: a tall-growing pine (Pinus strobus) of eastern North America with long needles in clusters of five

called also eastern white pine

b
: any of several pines that resemble the white pine especially in having needles in bundles of five
2
: the wood of a white pine and especially of the eastern white pine

Examples of white pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The surplus year has brought more maple seedlings and white pine cones too, Agostini said. Ed Stannard, Hartford Courant, 2 July 2024 There are also two canoes on display: a birchbark canoe with a cedar sail and a white pine dugout canoe. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 2 July 2024 Windy roads will bring you through 11,000 acres of alpine vegetation, including oak, black pine, beech, and white pine, to a monastery in Mount Olympus's heart. Sucheta Rawal, Travel + Leisure, 27 June 2024 In 1900, the white pine forests around Saginaw that spurred the city's growth had been cleared to the stumps. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 4 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for white pine 

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Word History

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of white pine was in 1682

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“White pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20pine. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

white pine

noun
: a tall-growing pine of eastern North America with long needles in clusters of five
also : its wood

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