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white pine

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.
the wood itself.
any of various other similar species of pine.
Origin of white pine
An Americanism dating back to 1675-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To illustrate: The white pine belongs to the highest great division (sub-kingdom) of the plant kingdom.

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

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • Select a piece of straight-grained wood,—white pine or any wood easy to work.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • It is small for long-leaf and white pine and great for loblolly and Norway pines.

    Seasoning of Wood Joseph B. Wagner
  • white pine belongs in the five needle group, that is, five leaves grow in a bundle.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • There is the “white pine” (Pinus strobus), valuable for its timber.

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
  • This is good, clear stock, as good a lot of white pine as we've got hold of for a long spell.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • white pine--Common evergreen tree of the Northeastern states.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • white pine or deal with a straight grain is the best, for this wood is easy to cut into shape, and it is light.

British Dictionary definitions for white pine

white pine

a North American coniferous tree, Pinus strobus, having blue-green needle-like leaves, hanging brown cones, and rough bark: family Pinaceae
the light-coloured wood of this tree, much used commercially
another name for kahikatea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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