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limber pine

noun
1.
a pine, Pinus flexilis, of western North America, having light, soft wood used locally for railroad ties, poles, fuel, etc.
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  • A limber pine I examined was full of annual rings and experiences.

  • limber pine (Pinus flexilis) owes its name to its long, drooping branches.

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  • Other species are the alpine fir, Douglas spruce, limber pine, and Western yellow pine.

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  • The prevailing tree on the drier slopes at timber-line is Pinus flexilis, the limber pine.

  • The limber pine has flowers like those of the white pine, except that they are rose-colored.

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