scrub pine

  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

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95

Words Nearby scrub pine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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