white pine


Definition of white pine

1a : 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

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In centuries-old white pines that covered the hillsides, settlers saw roof beams and ships' masts. Sarah Kaplan, chicagotribune.com, "Travel science: Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania," 11 Sep. 2019 Although not a pristine swamp — power transmission lines cut through a portion of it — the Quarry Swamp is still a marvelous sight bordered by white pines and oaks. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "Swallowed up by the natural world near the bustling UConn campus," 26 July 2019 The home is set amid gardens, assorted sculptural works, an atrium with small pool, studios, and two galleries, all surrounded by towering white pines, hemlocks, maples, and birches. Steve Burkholder, BostonGlobe.com, "Two fine arts sites beckon in New Hampshire," 25 July 2019 Some trails are paved and easily traveled and others are more wooded and wind through a meadow, a white pine forest, a creek and small springs. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Take a break from the city with these 5 hiking spots within 50 miles of Louisville," 8 July 2019 Dieterle says the floors will be dark wood; the pews and altar will be white pine. Lynn Ischay, cleveland.com, "Angels at Santa’s summer home: Volunteers build chapel at Hide-A-Way Hollow in Geauga County," 22 June 2019 The house: The treehouse is partially supported by two white pine trees and features a winding staircase to the bedroom upstairs. Megan Barber, Curbed, "7 serene lake houses you can rent right now," 14 June 2019 Body is made of white pine, upholstered in foam and quilted fabric. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "The Man Responsible For That Viral $122,795 Timothée Chalamet Doll Would Love to See You Do Better," 12 June 2019 These holes are filled with square pegs of white pine and new calks driven into the wood. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of white pine

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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