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.

Origin of shortleaf pine

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019