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sugar pine

noun
1.
a tall pine, Pinus lambertiana, of California, Oregon, etc., having cones 20 inches (51 cm) long.
Origin of sugar pine
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50
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  • The sugar pine is the tallest of the genus and attains a height of 50 or 60 metres.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • The sugar pine grows to enormous size and has a noble appearance.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • From that day until the present time the sugar pine mills have been busy.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • In any event, he set a match to a long burr of a sugar pine.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol

    Henry Harley Arnold
  • No tree lover will ever forget his first meeting with the sugar pine.

    The Yosemite John Muir
  • The sugar pine is as free from conventionalities as the most picturesque oaks.

    The Yosemite John Muir
  • For lumber this tree is nearly as valuable as the sugar pine.

    History of California Helen Elliott Bandini
  • No lover of trees will ever forget his first meeting with the sugar pine.

    Steep Trails John Muir
  • What's the difference between a yellow pine and a sugar pine?

    The Boy With the U. S. Foresters Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • sugar pine cones are cylindrical, slightly tapered at the end and rounded at the base.

British Dictionary definitions for sugar pine

sugar pine

noun
1.
a pine tree, Pinus lambertiana, of California and Oregon, having spreading pendulous branches, light brown cones, and sugary resin
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