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red pine

noun

  1. a pine, Pinus resinosa, of northeastern North America, having needles in groups of two and reddish bark.
  2. the wood of this tree, valued as timber.


red pine

noun

  1. a coniferous tree, Dacrydium cupressinum , of New Zealand, having narrow sharp pointed leaves: family Podocarpaceae Also calledrimu


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Word History and Origins

Origin of red pine1

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Example Sentences

It was a wide, pleasant room, built wholly of red pine, and polished as only red pine will polish.

Dark, mist-wrapped forests of spruce and fir and red pine came down to the water on both sides.

The Westland forest trees are mighty giants, and chief among them is the red pine or "rimu," as the Maoris call it.

The red pine walls looked warm, and the carpeted floor was so unusual as to give one a feeling of extraordinary refinement.

Through the red pine stems one could see the sandy soil rising and falling in low ridges, strewn with russet needles.

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