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longleaf pine

[lawng-leef, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌlif, ˈlɒŋ-/
noun
1.
an American pine, Pinus palustris, valued as a source of turpentine and for its timber.
2.
the wood of this tree.
Also called Georgia pine.
Origin of longleaf pine
1790-1800
An Americanism dating back to 1790-1800
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  • longleaf pine is as widely used as any softwood in this country.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The longleaf pine is preëminent in importance in the lumber trade and in the production of naval stores.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • These crude beginnings established an industry now known as the "orcharding" of the longleaf pine.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Manufacturers of furniture, fixtures, and vehicles are large users of longleaf pine.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The result is that many extensive tracts where longleaf pine once grew in abundance have few young and scarcely any old trees now.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The wood possesses nearly the strength, hardness, and stiffness of longleaf pine, and the trunks are as large.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The sapwood of the latter species greatly exceeds in thickness that of longleaf pine.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • It is six per cent heavier than longleaf pine, and is not much inferior in strength and elasticity.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The wood of western larch is heavier than longleaf pine, and approximately of the same weight as white oak.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • But it was our job to give the Forestry Division accurate knowledge of the longleaf pine left in Georgia.

    Fighting Byng

    A. Stone
British Dictionary definitions for longleaf pine

longleaf pine

/ˈlɒŋˌliːf/
noun
1.
a North American pine tree, Pinus palustris, with long needle-like leaves and orange-brown bark: the most important timber tree of the southeastern US
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