jack pine



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.

Nearby words

  1. jack o'lantern,
  2. jack oak,
  3. jack of all trades,
  4. jack of all trades, master of none,
  5. jack off,
  6. jack plane,
  7. jack plug,
  8. jack post,
  9. jack rabbit,
  10. jack rafter

Origin of jack pine

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called gray pine.

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jack pine


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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