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

Examples of white pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Choose from Fraser fir, Canaan Fir, Scotch pine and white pine. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Your guide to Christmas tree farms in Greater Cincinnati," 10 Nov. 2020 Now, that area in the preserve is thick with young maple, oak, and birch, and provides habitat to different birds and animals than those in white pine forests. Marguerite Holloway, New York Times, "New England’s Forests Are Sick. They Need More Tree Doctors.," 7 Oct. 2020 The species of replanted trees are Douglas fir, cedar, sugar pine and Western white pine. oregonlive, "Buy a cutout, plant a tree: Oregon State offering fans a win-win to populate Reser Stadium, help regrow an Oregon forest," 16 Oct. 2020 Many species — including ash, oak, maple, hemlock, elm, and white pine — have their own particular pest or disease threatening them. Marguerite Holloway, New York Times, "New England’s Forests Are Sick. They Need More Tree Doctors.," 7 Oct. 2020 Archaeologists have found the remains of white pine dugouts by fishing ponds in Western Abenaki lands, while lightweight birchbark canoes served for long-distance river travel. Washington Post, "Against a backdrop of soaring small boat sales, a solo kayak trip in Vermont," 4 Sep. 2020 For frame, use eight 12-foot lengths of 1-by-1-inch white pine, and about 8 feet of 1-by-12-inch pine for bulkheads. Popular Science, "This DIY-er found a boat he liked in the PopSci archives. Then he built it.," 9 Aug. 2020 Decades earlier Boy Scouts on a service project had planted this land thick with white pine, green spruce, blue spruce. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$1.6M hideaway on Lake Lapeer stuns with views of shore and nature," 8 Aug. 2020 Over the next six thousand years, white pines advanced onto the landscape, followed by hemlocks, oaks, and beeches as the climate warmed and rainfall increased. Drew Pendergrass, Harper's Magazine, "Ground Control," 25 May 2020

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First Known Use of white pine

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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19 Nov 2020

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“White pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20pine. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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