American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pine tree (Pinus elliotti) of swampy coastal areas of the southeast United States that yields pulp, rosin, timber, and turpentine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree, Pinus Cubensis, found from South Carolina to Louisiana along the coast, and in the West Indies. It is a fairsized tree, with a wood nearly equaling that of the longleafed pine, though rarely made into lumber. Also called swamp-pine, bastard pine, and meadow-pine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Bot.) A kind of pine tree (Pinus Cubensis) found in Southern Florida and the West Indies; -- so called because it grows in “slashes.”
- Named after the "slashes" – swampy ground overgrown with trees and bushes – that constitute its habitat. (Wiktionary)
“We passed through dense flats of turkey oak and slash pine and yaupon, through open barrens of wire grass and saw grass, until finally, in a place where wax myrtle thickets hemmed in the road to left and right, the horse slowed and walked, blowing hard, head down.”
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