mugho pine

[ myoo-goh, moo- ]

noun
  1. a prostrate, shrubby pine, Pinus mugo mugo, native to Europe, cultivated as an ornamental.

Origin of mugho pine

1
First recorded in 1750–60; from French mugho, from Italian mugo, of dialectal origin (Trentino, Valtellina); further etymology uncertain
  • Also called mugo pine .

Words Nearby mugho pine

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How to use mugho pine in a sentence

  • For years, I watched a struggle between a small butternut tree and a large mugho pine.

  • Its dwarf form, under the name of the mugho pine, is extensively cultivated as a garden ornament.

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