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Old English pintreow; see pine (n.) + tree (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • Get up this minute, and take your pine-tree walking stick in your hand.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "I see only the distant hill-tops and the dark clouds," answered the pine-tree.

  • Then the vine and the snowdrop wept, and the pine-tree and the fir were very sad.

  • The pine-tree, the river, the bank of flowers before him, does not seem to be nature.

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • But the pine-tree answered: 'All the ships that have been made from me are useless.

  • It was made fast to a pine-tree, and no other line seemed to be needed.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • Here is our turn to the left; a pine-tree at the corner,—yes, this must be it!

    Hildegarde's Holiday Laura E. Richards
  • “And he was at pine-tree Hollow the other night,” said Davie.

    David Fleming's Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
  • But when he was gone, she sat under the pine-tree with little Gyp on her lap.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • No "blasts that blow the poplar white" can cause the pine-tree to blanch.

    The Foot-path Way Bradford Torrey

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