[ pon-duh-roh-suh, pon- ]
/ ˈpɒn dəˈroʊ sə, ˌpɒn- /
Also called western yellow pine. a large pine, Pinus ponderosa, of western North America, having yellowish-brown bark: the state tree of Montana.
the light, soft wood of this tree, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses, ships, etc.
Words nearby ponderosa pine
Origin of ponderosa pine
1875–80, Americanism; < New Latin Pinus ponderosa (1836) literally, heavy pine; see ponderous
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