[pahy-nee-tuh m]

noun, plural pi·ne·ta [pahy-nee-tuh] /paɪˈni tə/.

an arboretum of pines and coniferous trees.

Origin of pinetum

1835–45; < Latin pīnētum a pine wood, equivalent to pīn(us) pine1 + -ētum suffix denoting a grove (of the plant specified) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -ta (-tə)

an area of land where pine trees and other conifers are grown

Word Origin for pinetum

C19: from Latin, from pīnus pine 1
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