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pine cone

the cone or strobile of a pine tree.
Origin of pine cone
First recorded in 1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Draw a pine tree, a bunch of pine needles, a pine cone, and a pine seed.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study Ontario Ministry of Education
  • One of us would have to keep a pine cone burning all the time.

    True Bear Stories Joaquin Miller
  • That reminded Eric of the pine cone box and he gave it to her and told her about it.

  • You can see how thin I am, for there is not much to eat in a pine cone.

  • So all pine cone was on the war path and Truedale, heedless and unaware, took his air and exercise at his peril.

    The Man Thou Gavest Harriet T. Comstock
  • Jim whistled and called all the way to the three pine cone hills.

    The Ranch Girls' Pot of Gold Margaret Vandercook
  • The north winds, which the pine cone says so shake the heads of the fir-trees in his country, never trouble anything in mine.

  • pine cone Settlement had, since the trap episode, been tense and waiting.

    The Man Thou Gavest Harriet T. Comstock
  • Yet there must have been a time when the first squirrel sat up on a limb with his first pine cone in his paws.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard
  • He had found among them a sweet-gum ball and a pine cone, and was applying them to the invariable test of taste.

    His "Day In Court" Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
British Dictionary definitions for pine cone

pine cone

the seed-producing structure of a pine tree See cone (sense 3a)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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