scrub pine


noun
  1. any of several pines, as the jack pine, characterized by a scrubby or irregular manner of growth, usually found in dry, sandy soil.

Origin of scrub pine

1
An Americanism dating back to 1785–95

Words Nearby scrub pine

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How to use scrub pine in a sentence

  • Now, Chancellorsville is in a quiet tract of scrub pine woods, twelve miles west of Fredericksburg.

    Historic Fredericksburg | John T. Goolrick
  • We wandered into rougher country, where the rocks begin to show through the surface, and scrub pine abounds.

    Letters from America | Rupert Brooke
  • Olive hung out over the water, where the creek deepened into a small pool, under the branches of a scrub pine tree.

    The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge | Margaret Vandercook
  • At a gallop the men fanned out, then forward at a sharp trot across the flats, over the little hills, and into the scrub pine.

    Crooked Trails | Frederic Remington
  • Milt was, with a hatchet from his camping-kit, cutting down a large scrub pine.

    Free Air | Sinclair Lewis