ponderosa pine

ponderosa pine

[pon-duh-roh-suh, pon-]
noun
1.
Also called western yellow pine. a large pine, Pinus ponderosa, of western North America, having yellowish-brown bark: the state tree of Montana.
2.
the light, soft wood of this tree, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses, ships, etc.

Origin:
1875–80, Americanism; < Neo-Latin Pinus ponderosa (1836) literally, heavy pine; see ponderous

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ponderosa pine

noun
common and widely distributed tall timber pine of western North America having dark green needles in bunches of 2 to 5 and thick bark with dark brown plates when mature [syn: ponderosa
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