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sugar pine

noun

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


sugar pine

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sugar pine1

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Example Sentences

You may have seen sugar-pine cones which are over a foot long, the largest of all found, while redwood cones are the smallest.

In any event, he set a match to a long burr of a sugar pine.

It ranks second in size to the sugar-pine, but is a near rival in strength and nobleness of form.

There's three million feet wanted, half sugar pine and half yellow pine, in this sale alone.

Two more were busily engaged in hewing and sawing, from a cross-section of a huge sugar pine, a set of three steps.

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