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pine cone

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  1. the cone or strobile of a pine tree.
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Origin of pine cone

First recorded in 1685–95
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pine cone

  1. the seed-producing structure of a pine treeSee cone (def. 3a)
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Word Origin and History for pine cone


1690s, from pine (n.) + cone (n.). An earlier word for it was pine nut (Old English pinhnyte); also see pineapple.

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