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longleaf pine

[lawng-leef, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌlif, ˈlɒŋ-/
noun
1.
an American pine, Pinus palustris, valued as a source of turpentine and for its timber.
2.
the wood of this tree.
Also called Georgia pine.
Origin of longleaf pine
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism
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  • Their wood very closely resembles that of the longleaf pine and is often difficult to distinguish from it.

  • longleaf pine is as widely used as any softwood in this country.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • In mechanical properties it rates about the same as longleaf pine of the South.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The longleaf pine is preëminent in importance in the lumber trade and in the production of naval stores.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Johnson considers shortleaf pine as good as longleaf pine of equal weight, and suggests environment as a means of identification.

  • These crude beginnings established an industry now known as the "orcharding" of the longleaf pine.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The result is that many extensive tracts where longleaf pine once grew in abundance have few young and scarcely any old trees now.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • But it was our job to give the Forestry Division accurate knowledge of the longleaf pine left in Georgia.

    Fighting Byng A. Stone
  • The sapwood of the latter species greatly exceeds in thickness that of longleaf pine.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Specifications for paving blocks often require that longleaf pine be 90 per cent heart.

British Dictionary definitions for longleaf pine

longleaf pine

/ˈlɒŋˌliːf/
noun
1.
a North American pine tree, Pinus palustris, with long needle-like leaves and orange-brown bark: the most important timber tree of the southeastern US
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