Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The cone of a pine tree.

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  • n. The seed-bearing conical fruit of a pine tree.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the seed-producing cone of a pine tree

Etymologies

pine (from Middle English, from Old English pīn , from Latin pinus) + cone (from Latin conus, from Ancient Greek (kōnos)) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "The pinecone is my reminder that life can always be restarted," says Jaycee.

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  • I thought the 'pinecone' cake was a bike helmet cake.

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  • Some people were just born with a pinecone shoved up their butts.

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  • I remember how gently he gathered toadstools and wove lean-tos of grass with moss roofs, while I assembled a family of pinecone mice.

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  • Zynga Inc., which filed for an initial public offering on Friday, serves lunch and dinner daily to its employees, using specialty ingredients like wasabi oil, Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise and pinecone syrup as well as locally sourced produce.

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  • "Group" had taken with the 5th leaving VN and the cat fights for slots at Bragg, it was shocking to see how many of the experienced men had gotten tired of the pinecone details and left for senior leadership positions in conventional units.

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  • This is a GREAT painting because it tells a story - I wonder if MAX has given his new love a pinecone yet?

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  • After the ceremony in the woods, guests will eat brunch on picnic tables with pinecone centerpieces made in the arts-and-crafts hut.

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  • For, too, it is the heat of the flame that breaks open the pinecone to release its seed.

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  • Already the sea all around him was becoming choppy, the waves standing up in points, like the teeth that encase a pinecone.

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