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  • n. A salt or ester of pinic acid.


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pinic +‎ -ate


  • Page view page image: slightly groved on one side erect about half it's hight on the 2 first branches thence reclining backwards from the grooved side; it puts forth it's branches which are in reallyty long footstalks by pares from one side only and near the edges of the groove, these larger footstalks are also grooved cilindric and gradually tapering towards the extremity, puting forth alternate footstalks on either side of the grove near it's edge; these lesser footstalks the same in form as the first put forth from forty to fifty alternate pinate leaves which are sessile, horizontal, multipartite for half their length from the point of insertion and terminating in a long shaped apex, and are also revolute with the upper disk smoth and the lower slightly cottanny. these alternate leaves after proceeding half the length of the footstalks cease to be partite and assume the tongue like form altogether, this plant produces no flower or fruit whatever, is of a fine green colour in summer and a beautifull plant, the top is annual and is of course dead at present.

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806


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