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Coulter pine

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noun

a California pine, Pinus coulteri, having stout, bluish-green needles and heavy cones 9 to 14 inches (23 to 36 centimeters) long.

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Also called big-cone pine.

Origin of Coulter pine

First recorded in 1885–90, Americanism; named after Thomas Coulter (died 1843), Irish botanist
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