Digger pine

  1. a pine, Pinus sabiniana, of California, having drooping, grayish-green needles and large, heavy cones with edible seeds.

Origin of Digger pine

1880–85, Americanism; after the Digger Indians, who used the tree as a food source

Words Nearby Digger pine

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How to use Digger pine in a sentence

  • The Digger pine is a western California tree of the semi-arid foothill country.

    Trees Worth Knowing | Julia Ellen Rogers