Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

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.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for white pine
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • 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

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
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for white pine

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for white

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for white pine