sugar pine

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noun

a tall pine, Pinus lambertiana, of California, Oregon, etc., having cones 20 inches (51 cm) long.

Nearby words

  1. sugar of milk,
  2. sugar orchard,
  3. sugar palm,
  4. sugar pea,
  5. sugar pie,
  6. sugar snap pea,
  7. sugar soap,
  8. sugar spoon,
  9. sugar the pill,
  10. sugar tongs

Origin of sugar pine

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for sugar pine

sugar pine

noun

a pine tree, Pinus lambertiana, of California and Oregon, having spreading pendulous branches, light brown cones, and sugary resin
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