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pine1

[pahyn] /paɪn/
noun
1.
any evergreen, coniferous tree of the genus Pinus, having long, needle-shaped leaves, certain species of which yield timber, turpentine, tar, pitch, etc.
Compare pine family.
2.
any of various similar coniferous trees.
3.
the wood of the pine tree.
4.
Informal. the pineapple.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English pīn < Latin pīnus
Related forms
pinelike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pinelike

pine1

/paɪn/
noun
1.
any evergreen resinous coniferous tree of the genus Pinus, of the N hemisphere, with long needle-shaped leaves and brown cones: family Pinaceae See also longleaf pine, nut pine, pitch pine, Scots pine
2.
any other tree or shrub of the family Pinaceae
3.
the wood of any of these trees
4.
any of various similar but unrelated plants, such as ground pine and screw pine
Word Origin
Old English pīn, from Latin pīnus pine

pine2

/paɪn/
verb
1.
(intransitive; often foll by for or an infinitive) to feel great longing or desire; yearn
2.
(intransitive) often foll by away. to become ill, feeble, or thin through worry, longing, etc
3.
(transitive) (archaic) to mourn or grieve for
Word Origin
Old English pīnian to torture, from pīn pain, from Medieval Latin pēna, from Latin poenapain

Pine

/paɪn/
noun
1.
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Word Origin and History for pinelike

pine

n.

"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.

v.

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.

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