scrub pine

noun
any of several pines, as the jack pine, characterized by a scrubby or irregular manner of growth, usually found in dry, sandy soil.

Origin:
1785–95, Americanism

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scrub pine

noun
common small shrubby pine of the eastern United States having straggling often twisted or branches and short needles in bunches of 2 
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The habitat consists of shrub-scrub pine and kettle ponds.
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