Blister rust is like having the flu; the pine beetle is like fast acting leukemia.
Had the election been close there, a maelstrom of litigation would have made us pine for hanging chads and Katherine Harris.
pine nuts, bacon, soft-shell crab—these are the flavors of caterpillars, beetles, and tarantulas, if you can believe it.
Kibbutz Beit Oren ("Home of pine") was hastily evacuated and went up in flames.
Juniper, which is the principal flavoring of gin, is very fragrant, with a pine scent.
This is why the leaves of the spruce, the pine, and the juniper are always green.
Do you remember that picture you drew with charcoal on a piece of pine board?
This question was started, why the Isthmian garland was made of pine.
They were thickly wooded, for the most part with juniper and pine.
Not that I pine for company, but I do want to find somebody to climb with me.
"coniferous tree," Old English pin (in compounds), from Old French pin and directly from Latin pinus "pine, pine-tree, fir-tree," perhaps in reference to the sap or pitch, from PIE *peie- "to be fat, swell" (see fat (adj.)). Cf. Sanskrit pituh "juice, sap, resin," pitudaruh "pine tree," Greek pitys "pine tree." Also cf. pitch (n.1). Pine-top "cheap illicit whiskey," first recorded 1858, Southern U.S. slang. Pine-needle (n.) attested from 1866.
Old English pinian "to torture, torment, afflict, cause to suffer," from *pine "pain, torture, punishment," possibly ultimately from Latin poena "punishment, penalty," from Greek poine (see penal). A Latin word borrowed into Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch pinen, Old High German pinon, German Pein, Old Norse pina) with Christianity. Intransitive sense of "to languish, waste away," the main modern meaning, is first recorded early 14c. Related: Pined; pining.