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loblolly pine

noun
1.
a coniferous tree, Pinus taeda, of the southeastern U.S., having bundles of stout often twisted needles and blackish-gray bark.
2.
the wood of this tree, used for timber and pulpwood.
Origin of loblolly pine
1750-1760
1750-60, Americanism
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  • The loblolly pine, important as a lumber tree, extends along the coast from New Jersey to Texas.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The tree was the frankincense, or loblolly pine (Pinus toeda).

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • No other important forest tree of the United States comes as nearly being a cultivated tree as the loblolly pine.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The sapwood of Osage orange is scarcely half an inch thick, and in loblolly pine it may be six inches or more.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The amount of loblolly pine timber in this country is not known.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The annual rings of loblolly pine are broad, with good contrast between the spring and summer growth.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • We had got beyond the denser thickets of the loblolly pine, and could better see what we were about.

  • The loblolly pine grows with a straight, naked shaft and pyramidal head, often without branches, to the height of fifty feet.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • The use of loblolly pine lumber was greatly stimulated when the custom of drying it in kilns became general.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • It is usually much more permeable to air, even in green wood, notably so in loblolly pine and even in white oak.

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