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scrub pine

any of several pines, as the jack pine, characterized by a scrubby or irregular manner of growth, usually found in dry, sandy soil.
Origin of scrub pine
An Americanism dating back to 1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There were no trees, except a grove of scrub pine perhaps a mile away.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • In Floyd and Clark counties it is usually associated with scrub pine.

    Trees of Indiana

    Charles Clemon Deam
  • In places one comes upon old fields that have been allowed to revert to broom sedge, scrub oak and scrub pine.

    George Washington: Farmer

    Paul Leland Haworth
  • There was plenty of scrub pine at hand, swept down by the snow-fall, and sticking out here and there.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • The scrub pine is the humble parent of one of the splendid Western lumber pines, whose description comes under its varietal name.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Richer, moister ground nourishes this fortunate offspring of the scrub pine.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • They discovered at length the remains of a scrub pine jutting out below the railroad track.

    The Daughter of a Magnate

    Frank H. Spearman
  • This country was covered by underbrush and ragged foliage, with scrub pine, and dotted here and there with small clearings.

    Battles of the Civil War Thomas Elbert Vineyard
  • Olive hung out over the water, where the creek deepened into a small pool, under the branches of a scrub pine tree.

    The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge Margaret Vandercook
  • Therefore, it took him three-quarters of an hour to reach the scrub pine belt on the edge of the park.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine

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