- 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.
- the wood itself.
- any of various other similar species of pine.
Origin of white pine
An Americanism dating back to 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for white pine
It deposits its eggs in the vigorous shoots of the white-pine sapling.The Spell of the Rockies
Enos A. Mills
But you just tell her about the whiskey with the white-pine chips in it.Dr. Breen's Practice
William Dean Howells
In making this tattooing-ink the soot from fires of white-pine (kahikatea) wood was used.The adventures of Kimble Bent
An edge suitable for delicate work in white-pine would be immediately ruined if used upon lignum-vit.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
The sand on the white-pine floor was swept in tongues, old-country fashion.Children of the Tenements
Jacob A. Riis
- a North American coniferous tree, Pinus strobus, having blue-green needle-like leaves, hanging brown cones, and rough bark: family Pinaceae
- the light-coloured wood of this tree, much used commercially
- another name for kahikatea