lodgepole pine

lodgepole pine

[loj-pohl]
noun
1.
a tall, narrow, slow-growing coniferous tree, Pinus contorta, of western North America, having egg-shaped cones that remain closed for years.
2.
the wood of this tree, used as timber.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism; lodge + pole1

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