American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hothouse or plantation where pineapples are grown.
- n. A forest of pine trees.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hothouse in which pineapples are raised. Also called pine-house and pine-stove.
- n. A place where pine-trees grow; especially, a pine-forest in which an extensive lumbering business is carried on, as in the forests of white pine (P. Strobus) of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
- n. The field or ground in which pineapples are grown.
- n. A hothouse or (tropical) area used as a plantation for the cultivation of pineapple plants (genus Ananas) and production of their homonymous fruit.
- n. A pinewood, pinetum, forest or grove where pine trees are grown
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A pine forest; a grove of pines.
- n. A hothouse in which pineapples are grown.
- From pine (from Middle English, from Old English pīn, from Latin pinus) + -ery (Wiktionary)
“During July 1867. the Fort Phil Kearny woodchoppers opened full operations in the pinery several miles from the fort A small company of soldiers under major J. W. Powell—whose place Fetterman had taken the day he was slain—was stationed nearby.”
“In order that small details of men might be sent to the timber to fell trees and cut logs, a blockhouse was constructed near the pinery, seven miles from the fort.”
“They even raided the blockhouse near the pinery, fired in through the loopholes, and scalped one luckless private alive.”
“Where would they have fed in such numbers before humans took down the great northern pinery and put in lawns?”
“I rode out to where the city trail meets the state trail, which isn't cleared of snow at all, then turned back and rode up through the city park, which has enough trees to scent the air to remind me that once this area was a great pinery.”
“Sumatra; but, here and there, the scene is diversified by a clearing, where the Javanese may be seen at work in his rice-field, yam-patch, vegetable garden, or pinery.”
“Trenchard, a neighbour, telling him, that though his pinery was extensive, he contrived, by applying the fire and the tan to other purposes, to make it so advantageous that he believed he got a shilling by every pine-apple he ate.”
“Constitution, there would still be more than half of our pinery lands covered by forest.”
“Past a line of booths and pensions I wander in the direction of that pinery which year by year is creeping further into the waves, and driving the sea back from its old shore.”
“The trees, the wood-aisles, the extent of vision shrunk to the normal proportions of an Eastern pinery.”
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