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shortleaf pine

[shawrt-leef] /ˈʃɔrtˌlif/
noun
1.
a pine, Pinus echinata, of the southern U.S., having short, flexible leaves.
2.
the hard, brownish-yellow wood of this tree, used in the construction of houses, for making furniture, and for pulp.
Origin of shortleaf pine
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism
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  • The commercial range of shortleaf pine has contracted to a considerable extent since the settlement of the country.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • In the case of shortleaf pine, an influence is active which will bring good results in the future.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The shortleaf pine ranks second to the longleaf in importance to the lumber industries of the East and South.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The shortleaf pine will reforest the old areas, and spread over a widening territory, if only it is given a chance.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The shortleaf pine is peculiar among eastern softwoods in one respect.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The Norway pine, which may be confounded with the shortleaf pine, can be distinguished by being much lighter and softer.

    Wood and Forest William Noyes
  • Mitis refers to the soft, delicate foliage of shortleaf pine.

  • shortleaf pine varies greatly in the quality and amount of sapwood.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • There is so great a variation in weight of shortleaf pine that only general averages have value.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Much of the deforested territory, let alone, will cover itself with a ripe crop of shortleaf pine lumber in a hundred years.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers

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