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white pine

noun
1.
a large, irregularly branched pine, Pinus strobus, of eastern North America, having gray bark and yielding a light-colored, soft, light wood of great commercial importance.
2.
the wood itself.
3.
any of various other similar species of pine.
Origin of white pine
1675-1685
An Americanism dating back to 1675-85
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  • white pine--Common evergreen tree of the Northeastern states.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • The white pine (Pinus strobus) is the most valuable member of the family.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • It is small for long-leaf and white pine and great for loblolly and Norway pines.

    Seasoning of Wood Joseph B. Wagner
  • There is the “white pine” (Pinus strobus), valuable for its timber.

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
  • That condition does not exist generally in white pine regions.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • It does not spread vigorously in old fields as white pine does.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • This species has been compared with the white pine of the East oftener than with any other species.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • For the material procure a piece of white pine, about 3/4 in.

  • A white pine cone, which has shed its seeds, is shown in Fig. 233.

British Dictionary definitions for white pine

white pine

noun
1.
a North American coniferous tree, Pinus strobus, having blue-green needle-like leaves, hanging brown cones, and rough bark: family Pinaceae
2.
the light-coloured wood of this tree, much used commercially
3.
another name for kahikatea
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