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pine family

the plant family Pinaceae, characterized by mostly evergreen, resinous trees having narrow, often needlelike leaves, male flowers in catkinlike clusters, and scaly female flowers that develop into fruit in the form of a woody cone, and including cedar (genus Cedrus), fir, hemlock, larch, pine, and spruce. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Here was pointed out a fine, lofty specimen of the umbrella tree, of the pine family, with broad leaves of a deep green.

    Due West Maturin Murray Ballou
  • If you find a tree with cones on it, you know it belongs to the pine family.

    Woodland Tales Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • The pine family camped below us, used our corral, at our invitation, and set placidly to work.

    Gold Stewart White
  • In woods of the pine family, it will not do at all, on account of the pitchy sap.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • The gingko belongs to the yew family, which is akin to the pine family.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • There were still the same trees, belonging, for the most part, to the pine family.

    The Mysterious Island Jules Verne
  • The Austrian pine and the Scotch pine are welcome additions to our own pine family.

    Getting Acquainted with the Trees J. Horace McFarland
  • The flowers are abundant and bright red, more showy than is ordinary in the pine family.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Some members of the pine family endure fire much better than others.

  • Alerce, a-lers′, n. the wood of the sandarac-tree: the Chilian Arbor vit—both of the pine family.

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