Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for pine-tree
Historical Examples
  • I was glad it belonged to the conifers, or pine-tree family, because it was the most beautiful tree I had ever seen.

    The Young Forester Zane Grey
  • It was made fast to a pine-tree, and no other line seemed to be needed.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • Similarly, as the cones of a species of pine-tree had the shape of teeth, it followed that they would ease the toothache.

  • “And he was at pine-tree Hollow the other night,” said Davie.

    David Fleming's Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
  • His pine-tree walking stick lay on the ground, close by his side.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • But when he was gone, she sat under the pine-tree with little Gyp on her lap.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • And the next day Hercules went into the woods, seeking a pine-tree for an oar.

    Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church
  • No "blasts that blow the poplar white" can cause the pine-tree to blanch.

    The Foot-path Way Bradford Torrey
  • "By hitting you a rap with this pine-tree here," shouted Antus, scowling so that he made himself the ugliest monster in Africa.

  • The corn and rye when cut are put on pine-tree trunks to dry.

    Through Finland in Carts Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie

Word of the Day

Word Value for pine

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pine-tree