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pine needle

the needlelike leaf of a pine tree.
Origin of pine needle
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For a moment you could have heard a pine needle drop on the stoop.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • More showers than those of cakes and cookies, said Miss Mackin from the depths of her pine needle pillow.

  • A rose leaf does not grow like the leaf of a thistle, and a pine needle is not at all like the thick, round pad of a water-lily.

  • In front of each person she put two geranium leaf plates, a pine needle fork and a twig knife.

    Bliss, and Other Stories Katherine Mansfield
  • I must bring Sammie and Susie Littletail here some day, and let them slide on pine needle hill.

    Uncle Wiggily in the Woods

    Howard R. Garis
  • And, as he called, into the water at the foot of the pine needle hill splashed poor Flossie Bobbsey!

British Dictionary definitions for pine needle

pine needle

any of the fine pointed leaves of a pine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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