[pahyn-land, -luh nd]


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

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for pinelands

Historical Examples of pinelands

  • Entrance to the pinelands could be gained in any one of three ways.

    Swamp Island

    Mildred A. Wirt

  • 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

  • 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.