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[pahy-nee-tuh m]
noun, plural pi·ne·ta [pahy-nee-tuh] /paɪˈni tə/.
  1. an arboretum of pines and coniferous trees.
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Origin of pinetum

1835–45; < Latin pīnētum a pine wood, equivalent to pīn(us) pine1 + -ētum suffix denoting a grove (of the plant specified)
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Examples from the Web for pinetum

Historical Examples

  • With the Pinetum the name of Byron will be for ever associated.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series

    John Addington Symonds

  • At Dropmore, the gardener told us he had a cat that kept the Pinetum quite clear of squirrels.p.

    Wild Nature Won By Kindness

    Elizabeth Brightwen

  • Woe to the red fox that litters in the pinetum, or to the birds that make nests in the shrubberies!

  • We made no use of this lovely day, except to walk to an Arboretum and Pinetum on the outskirts of the town.

British Dictionary definitions for pinetum


noun plural -ta (-tə)
  1. an area of land where pine trees and other conifers are grown
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin, from pīnus pine 1
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