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bristlecone pine

noun
1.
a pine, Pinus aristata, of the southwestern U.S., bearing short needles crowded into long, thick bundles and cones having scales tipped with a slender, curved spine.
Also called hickory pine.
Origin of bristlecone pine
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; bristle + cone
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British Dictionary definitions for bristlecone pine

bristlecone pine

/ˈbrɪsəlˌkəʊn/
noun
1.
a coniferous tree, Pinus aristata, of the western US, bearing cones with bristle-like prickles: one of the longest-lived trees, useful in radiocarbon dating
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