scrub pine

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. scrub brush,
  2. scrub fowl,
  3. scrub jay,
  4. scrub nurse,
  5. scrub oak,
  6. scrub round,
  7. scrub suit,
  8. scrub turkey,
  9. scrub typhus,
  10. scrub up

Origin of scrub pine

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95

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Examples from the Web for scrub pine

  • Below, men were getting out of the car which had driven into the scant cover of a scrub-pine grove.

    The Golden Skull|John Blaine