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stone pine

noun

  1. Also called umbrella pine, parasol pine. a tree, Pinus pinea, native to southern Europe, having branches forming an umbrellalike crown and bearing edible, nutlike seeds.
  2. any of several piñons.


stone pine

noun

  1. a Mediterranean pine tree, Pinus pinea, having a short bole and radiating branches forming an umbrella shape Also calledumbrella pine


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Word History and Origins

Origin of stone pine1

First recorded in 1750–60
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Example Sentences

The stone-pine and wild-olive are perhaps the only trees found growing in a natural state.

There is the majestic dome of the long-leaved Southern pine, rising high over all the other trees, as in 106 Italy the stone-pine.

A cat dozed in the hot sunshine, the lizards scuttled about the pillars of the pergola, and in the stone-pine a linnet sang.

They drove gaily along at the foot of green hills, crowned ever and anon by a convent or a beautiful stone-pine.

Fritz picked up some of their missiles, and, showing them to me, I recognized the cone of the stone-pine.

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