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red pine

noun
1.
a pine, Pinus resinosa, of northeastern North America, having needles in groups of two and reddish bark.
2.
the wood of this tree, valued as timber.
Also called Norway pine.
Origin of red pine
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism
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  • Pinus resinosa (red pine), Telos and Grand Lake, a little afterwards here and there.

    The Maine Woods Henry David Thoreau
  • In Utah, where it is common on the Wahsatch Mountains, it is called “red pine.”

    Travels in Alaska John Muir
  • The red pine, near Barrie and through all the Penetanguishene country, grows to an enormous size.

    Canada and the Canadians Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • You remember the glow of evening sunlight between the red pine and the silver birch?

    In the Year of Jubilee George Gissing
  • Some tree seeds are difficult to get and expensive; red pine for instance.

  • The symmetry and vigour of growth makes this red pine a handsomer tree than the ragged, discouraged-looking pitch pines.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Some of these pines, still young, about a hundred years old, resembled the red pine of Europe.

  • The principal varieties are red pine for the heavier work and white pine for such interior construction as stands and altars.

    The House of the Lord James E. Talmage
  • The wood of red pine is pale red, light in weight, close-grained with yellowish or nearly white sap-wood.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • One is of black, the other of red pine, and tall bamboo reeds are placed beside them.

    Our Little Japanese Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for red pine

red pine

noun
1.
a coniferous tree, Dacrydium cupressinum, of New Zealand, having narrow sharp pointed leaves: family Podocarpaceae Also called rimu
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