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pine needle

noun
1.
the needlelike leaf of a pine tree.
Origin of pine needle
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • In front of each person she put two geranium leaf plates, a pine needle fork and a twig knife.

    Bliss, and Other Stories Katherine Mansfield
  • More showers than those of cakes and cookies, said Miss Mackin from the depths of her pine needle pillow.

  • For a moment you could have heard a pine needle drop on the stoop.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • A rose leaf does not grow like the leaf of a thistle, and a pine needle is not at all like the thick, round pad of a water-lily.

  • I must bring Sammie and Susie Littletail here some day, and let them slide on pine needle hill.

    Uncle Wiggily in the Woods Howard R. Garis
  • And, as he called, into the water at the foot of the pine needle hill splashed poor Flossie Bobbsey!

British Dictionary definitions for pine needle

pine needle

noun
1.
any of the fine pointed leaves of a pine
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