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yellow pine

  1. any of several North American pines yielding a strong, yellowish wood.
  2. the wood of any such tree.
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Origin of yellow pine

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • The development of the camp into a yellow-pine town and then into something more like a substantial city was marvellously rapid.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6


  • The front of the establishment was occupied by a dust-ridden salesroom, and an office with yellow-pine partitions.

    The Penalty

    Gouverneur Morris

  • A few rag rugs hid probably some of the worst gaps in the matching of the yellow-pine floor of the dining room.

  • Parlor: yellow-pine floors, spotless; green paper blinds in the windows, that hang stirless the year round.