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cluster pine

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noun
a pine tree, Pinus pinaster, having long thick needles and large clustered cones, native to the Mediterranean coastal regions.
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Also called maritime pine.

Origin of cluster pine

First recorded in 1855–60; so named from the shape of its foliage (needles)
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