[ pahyn-land, -luh nd ]
/ ˈpaɪnˌlænd, -lənd /


Often pinelands. an area or region covered largely with pine forest: He longed for the pinelands of his home state.

Origin of pineland

An Americanism dating back to 1650–60; pine1 + land

Definition for pinelands (2 of 2)

Pine Barrens


the, an extensive coastal region in S and SE New Jersey, composed chiefly of pine stands, sandy soils, and swampy streams. About 2000 sq. mi. (5180 sq. km).
Official name the Pine·lands [pahyn-luh ndz] /ˈpaɪn ləndz/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for pinelands

  • The wind had fallen asleep in the pinelands and lurid sheets of heat-lightning flickered across the northern skies.

    Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Entrance to the pinelands could be gained in any one of three ways.

    Swamp Island|Mildred A. Wirt
  • He was over at the Pinelands, she understood, making his married sister a little visit, as he always did in the fall of the year.

    Country Neighbors|Alice Brown