- the needlelike leaf of a pine tree.
Origin of pine needle
First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for pine needle
But in the woods round about him there was not a stir, not a leaf or a pine-needle moved.Knut Hamsun
Hanna Astrup Larsen
There are pine-needle baths and a hospital for nervous diseases.
It was many weeks before Wink and Wiggle were able to leave their pine-needle beds.Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D.
Nellie M. Leonard
Then everything seemed to calm down: Teddy laughed and spit the pine-needle down between his dangling feet.Beginners Luck
There was brush near by, and the pine-needle mats almost bordered the bank.The Young Forester
- any of the fine pointed leaves of a pine
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