yellow pine


: any of several North American pines (such as a Ponderosa pine or longleaf pine) with yellowish wood
: the wood of a yellow pine

Examples of yellow pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baltimore is a brick city but this pair (there were once a row of eight) of oak and yellow pine structures, with cypress shingles, beat the odds of fire and development. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 16 Sep. 2023 Rex Lumber owns sawmills in six states, employing about 360 workers who harvest lumber from yellow pine. William Thornton |, al, 5 July 2023 The loblolly is among several species of southern yellow pine. Josh Snyder, Arkansas Online, 30 May 2023 Much of the yellow pine flooring is original. Kathy Orton, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 Our experts appreciate the durability of this set, which is made with dense southern yellow pine and treated with Sherwin Williams water-repellent stain, adding extra protection from rot and insects. Alissa Schulman, Good Housekeeping, 15 Feb. 2023 It’s in the Greentree Lumber mill, where dozens of residents cut Southern yellow pine into boards, but supervisors — who must be able to page through machine guides and safety manuals — are recruited from other counties. Annie Waldman, ProPublica, 14 Dec. 2022 The Green House windows, made of Southern yellow pine, were already in pretty good shape, Yapp notes. Sean Clancy, Arkansas Online, 7 Nov. 2022 The forest contains around 40 commercial species of trees, and as many non-commercial species of trees and shrubs including hardwoods such as oaks and hickories and white and yellow pine. The Courier-Journal, 28 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of yellow pine was in 1709

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“Yellow pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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