pine cone

  1. the cone or strobile of a pine tree.

Origin of pine cone

First recorded in 1685–95

Words Nearby pine cone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pine cone in a sentence

  • Notice that it is covered with scales which overlap much as do the tiles of a roof or the spines of a pine cone.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • Then from not far distant there came the familiar clatter of a dry pine cone in the manzanita tops.

    The Heritage of the Hills | Arthur P. Hankins
  • The involuntary start that shook the pine cone from his hand freed Phil's nostrils of the anaesthetic.

    The Short Life | Francis Donovan
  • They were beautiful and very tame, and one was nibbling at what I concluded must have been a seed from a pine-cone.

    The Young Forester | Zane Grey

British Dictionary definitions for pine cone

pine cone

  1. the seed-producing structure of a pine tree: See cone (def. 3a)

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