white pine

noun
  1. a large, irregularly branched pine, Pinus strobus, of eastern North America, having gray bark and yielding a light-colored, soft, light wood of great commercial importance.
  2. the wood itself.
  3. any of various other similar species of pine.

Origin of white pine

An Americanism dating back to 1675–85
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white pine

noun
  1. a North American coniferous tree, Pinus strobus, having blue-green needle-like leaves, hanging brown cones, and rough bark: family Pinaceae
  2. the light-coloured wood of this tree, much used commercially
  3. another name for kahikatea
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