pine family


noun

the plant family Pinaceae, characterized by mostly evergreen, resinous trees having narrow, often needlelike leaves, male flowers in catkinlike clusters, and scaly female flowers that develop into fruit in the form of a woody cone, and including cedar (genus Cedrus), fir, hemlock, larch, pine, and spruce.

Nearby words

  1. pine barren,
  2. pine barrens,
  3. pine bluff,
  4. pine cone,
  5. pine end,
  6. pine finch,
  7. pine grosbeak,
  8. pine leaf aphid,
  9. pine marten,
  10. pine mouse

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