shortleaf pine

[ shawrt-leef ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˌlif /


a pine, Pinus echinata, of the southern U.S., having short, flexible leaves.
the hard, brownish-yellow wood of this tree, used in the construction of houses, for making furniture, and for pulp.


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Origin of shortleaf pine

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020