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Jeffrey pine

noun
1.
a conifer, Pinus jeffreyi, of high mountains in the western U.S., having long needles, large cones, and aromatic bark.
Origin of Jeffrey pine
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; after John Jeffrey (1826-54), Scottish gardener, who collected plants in the Pacific Northwest, 1850-54
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  • Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) is often classed as western yellow pine, both in the forest and at the mill.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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