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pine cone

noun
1.
the cone or strobile of a pine tree.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95
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British Dictionary definitions for pine-cone

pine cone

noun
1.
the seed-producing structure of a pine tree See cone (sense 3a)
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Word Origin and History for pine-cone

pine cone

n.

1690s, from pine (n.) + cone (n.). An earlier word for it was pine nut (Old English pinhnyte); also see pineapple.

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