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pine family

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1.
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.
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  • If you find a tree with cones on it, you know it belongs to the pine family.

    Woodland Tales Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • 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 other trees of the pine family are deficient in this acid.

  • There were still the same trees, belonging, for the most part, to the pine family.

    The Mysterious Island Jules Verne
  • The gingko belongs to the yew family, which is akin to the pine family.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • The flowers are abundant and bright red, more showy than is ordinary in the pine family.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Alerce, a-lers′, n. the wood of the sandarac-tree: the Chilian Arbor vit—both of the pine family.

  • Cypress-wood is strongly-scented; it possesses in a high degree that resinous aroma which characterizes most of the pine family.

  • 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
  • The pine family camped below us, used our corral, at our invitation, and set placidly to work.

    Gold Stewart White

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