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 The farm has six varieties to choose from blue spruce, Norway spruce, white pine, Scotch pine, Cannan fir and white fir. Brooks Sutherland, The Enquirer, 11 Nov. 2020 Pre-dug and balled include white pine, Norway spruce and Colorado blue spruce. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 17 Nov. 2021 According to the New York City Parks website, barred owls sleep high in white pine trees. Li Cohen, CBS News, 6 Aug. 2021 The following day, an employee from Bollig Tree Service climbed the white pine and retrieved the young eagle. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 6 July 2021 The following day an employee from Bollig Tree Service climbed the white pine and retrieved the young eagle. Katy Read, Star Tribune, 3 July 2021 Northern white pine and Michigan fieldstone are building blocks for this large log house, which is full of flourishes like distressed copper, slate, glass block and plaster walls stained like stone. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 8 Aug. 2021 For something more intense, go with the Off the Clock ($12), a play on a martini with Letherbee gin, Mata Blanco vermouth, Vikre amaro and white pine bitters. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, 30 Aug. 2021 The trees that characterize the upper edge of Sierra forest at about 8,000 to 9,500 feet, such as white pine and mountain hemlock, are less adapted to fire and don’t do as well with rising temperatures. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of white pine

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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1 Dec 2021

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“White pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20pine. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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