from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pine tree (Pinus palustris) of the southeast United States, having long needles and heavy, tough, resinous wood used as a source of timber and pulp and formerly as an important source of naval stores.

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  • noun An important pine species of the southeastern US, Pinus palustris.

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  • noun large three-needled pine of southeastern United States having very long needles and gnarled twisted limbs; bark is red-brown deeply ridged; an important timber tree


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  • I once collected a fascicle of three longleaf pine needles that measured 26.5 inches long - from an unbranched sappling that was about 5 feet tall. A measurement for the record books.

    February 17, 2011