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red pine

a pine, Pinus resinosa, of northeastern North America, having needles in groups of two and reddish bark.
the wood of this tree, valued as timber.
Also called Norway pine.
Origin of red pine
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In Utah, where it is common on the Wahsatch Mountains, it is called “red pine.”

    Travels in Alaska John Muir
  • The red pine, also called the "Norway pine" for no particular reason, is something of an anomaly.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The wood of red pine is pale red, light in weight, close-grained with yellowish or nearly white sap-wood.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • On the red pine trail two men were driving in a buckboard drawn by a pair of half-broken pinto bronchos.

  • The red pine, near Barrie and through all the Penetanguishene country, grows to an enormous size.

    Canada and the Canadians Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • Some tree seeds are difficult to get and expensive; red pine for instance.

  • Away to the right, on a rising ground, stood a magnificent house built of red pine lumber.

  • The flames shot up with terrible swiftness, licking up the side of the red pine house with lightning rapidity.

  • You remember the glow of evening sunlight between the red pine and the silver birch?

    In the Year of Jubilee George Gissing
  • The symmetry and vigour of growth makes this red pine a handsomer tree than the ragged, discouraged-looking pitch pines.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
British Dictionary definitions for red pine

red pine

a coniferous tree, Dacrydium cupressinum, of New Zealand, having narrow sharp pointed leaves: family Podocarpaceae Also called rimu
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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