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stone pine

  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.
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Origin of stone pine

First recorded in 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for stone pine

Historical Examples

  • And the redwood is more beautiful even than the stone-pine of Italy.

    The Californiacs

    Inez Haynes Irwin

  • The stone-pine is found also in Palestine, and is supposed to be the cypress of the Bible.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge

    Ella Rodman Church

  • Its seeds were represented to be as large as those of the stone-pine, and eatable.

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

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

    Up and Down

    Edward Frederic Benson

British Dictionary definitions for stone pine

stone pine

  1. a Mediterranean pine tree, Pinus pinea, having a short bole and radiating branches forming an umbrella shapeAlso called: umbrella pine
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