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Digger pine

a pine, Pinus sabiniana, of California, having drooping, grayish-green needles and large, heavy cones with edible seeds.
Origin of Digger pine
1880-85, Americanism; after the Digger Indians, who used the tree as a food source Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Digger pine is a western California tree of the semi-arid foothill country.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers

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