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Scots pine

noun
1.
a coniferous tree, Pinus sylvestris, of Europe and W and N Asia, having blue-green needle-like leaves and brown cones with a small prickle on each scale: a valuable timber tree
2.
the wood of this tree
Official name Scots fir, Scotch fir
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Historical Examples
  • The bark of the scots pine is rough, of a reddish-brown colour, and peels off in thick scales.

    Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
  • I was surprised to be told that this was the best that could be done in that country with our own scots pine.

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell
  • No tree shows a greater difference than scots pine in the quality of its timber at different stages of growth.

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell

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