a species of pyramid-shaped pine, Pinus pinaster, growing in southern Europe and having clustered needles.

Also called maritime pine. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of pinaster

  • But that it does so I can hardly doubt, when I see a similar habit in the Pinaster.

    At Last

    Charles Kingsley

  • The tree was a pinaster, of lengthy foliage and ponderous cones, standing in a little shooting-path, leading from the main walk.

    Hopes and Fears

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • The duration of the tree is much greater than that of the pinaster, and the timber is whiter and somewhat more durable.

  • Hence, in full-grown trees of the Stone pine there is often a similar curvature at the base of the trunk to that of the pinaster.

  • The soil is red, and overgrown with arbutus and pinaster, like the country around Cannes.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

British Dictionary definitions for pinaster



a Mediterranean pine tree, Pinus pinaster, with paired needles and prickly conesAlso called: maritime pinaster, cluster pinaster

Word Origin for pinaster

C16: from Latin: wild pine, from pīnus pine
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