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Old English pintreow; see pine (n.) + tree (n.).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for pine-tree

Historical Examples

  • Get up this minute, and take your pine-tree walking stick in your hand.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • "I see only the distant hill-tops and the dark clouds," answered the pine-tree.

  • Then the vine and the snowdrop wept, and the pine-tree and the fir were very sad.

  • The pine-tree, the river, the bank of flowers before him, does not seem to be nature.

    Essays, Second Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • But the pine-tree answered: 'All the ships that have been made from me are useless.