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pine needle

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noun
  1. the needlelike leaf of a pine tree.

Origin of pine needle

First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for pine needle

Historical Examples

  • But in the woods round about him there was not a stir, not a leaf or a pine-needle moved.

    Knut Hamsun

    Hanna Astrup Larsen

  • There are pine-needle baths and a hospital for nervous diseases.

  • It was many weeks before Wink and Wiggle were able to leave their pine-needle beds.

  • Then everything seemed to calm down: Teddy laughed and spit the pine-needle down between his dangling feet.

    Beginners Luck

    Emily Hahn

  • There was brush near by, and the pine-needle mats almost bordered the bank.


British Dictionary definitions for pine needle

pine needle

noun
  1. any of the fine pointed leaves of a pine
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