follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

white pine

noun
1.
a large, irregularly branched pine, Pinus strobus, of eastern North America, having gray bark and yielding a light-colored, soft, light wood of great commercial importance.
2.
the wood itself.
3.
any of various other similar species of pine.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for white pine
  • Fragrant white pine, red spruce and balsam fir shade her cabin.
  • The chestnut also compared favorably when cross-referenced to studies of quaking aspen, red pine and white pine.
  • Hikers will see granite cliffs, a white pine forest, and array of waterfalls along their trek.
British Dictionary definitions for white pine

white pine

noun
1.
a North American coniferous tree, Pinus strobus, having blue-green needle-like leaves, hanging brown cones, and rough bark: family Pinaceae
2.
the light-coloured wood of this tree, much used commercially
3.
another name for kahikatea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for white pine

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for white

11
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with white pine