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noun
a scrubby pine, Pinus banksiana, growing on tracts of poor, rocky land in Canada and the northern U.S., bearing short needles and curved cones.
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Also called gray pine.

Origin of jack pine

First recorded in 1880–85
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jack pine

noun
a coniferous tree, Pinus banksiana, of North America, having paired needle-like leaves and small cones that remain on the branches for many years: family Pinaceae
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