knobcone pine

[ nob-kohn ]
/ ˈnɒbˌkoʊn /

noun

a pine, Pinus attenuata, of the Pacific coast of the U.S., bearing cones with knoblike scales.

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Origin of knobcone pine

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; knob + cone

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