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ponderosa pine

[pon-duh-roh-suh, pon-] /ˈpɒn dəˈroʊ sə, ˌpɒn-/
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 of ponderosa pine
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; < New Latin Pinus ponderosa (1836) literally, heavy pine; see ponderous
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