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

  • noun An area planted with pine trees or related conifers, especially for botanical study.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plantation or collection of growing pine-trees of different kinds, especially one designed for ornamental or scientific purposes.
  • noun A treatise on the pines: as. Gordon's Pinetum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A plantation of pine trees; esp., a collection of living pine trees made for ornamental or scientific purposes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An arboretum, or part of an arboretum or garden, devoted to growing conifers

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

  • noun an area planted with pine trees or related conifers


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

[Latin pīnētum, pine grove, from pīnus, pine; see pine.]

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From Latin pīnētum ("pine grove")


  • A glen may be planted with pines and firs, so as to form it into a kind of pinetum; and an open space among trees may be turned into a rose-garden or rosery.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • They were at an intersection with a path leading toward the temple on one hand, and on the other curving around to the pinetum, when they heard a light footstep.

    The Perfect Lover

  • She kept walking, her skirts swaying about her as she steadily paced on, heading once more toward the pinetum, her nerves strained, her senses even more so, waiting, aching to hear the soft thud of a footstep behind her.

    The Perfect Lover

  • They halted, she to sweep the scene before her, the vista of the wide lake, its waters dark and still, a black pit lying in a natural valley with a wooded hill looming beyond, an informal pinetum on rising ground to the right and, just visible in the weak light, the summerhouse on the far left shore, starkly white against a black backdrop of massed rhododendrons.

    The Perfect Lover

  • With a bow to Portia and a nod to the men, he headed off toward the pinetum.

    The Perfect Lover

  • Blenkinsop had joined the group in the shadow of the pinetum.

    The Perfect Lover

  • He steered her toward the pinetum, away from the summerhouse; head high, she glided along, and said not a word.

    The Perfect Lover

  • The path into the pinetum lay ahead; she racked her brains to think of a reason to send Ambrose back to the house that way.

    The Perfect Lover

  • Finally, she came back to tell him the truth, came in the guise of a cypress tree which walked out of the pinetum.

    Piranha to Scurfy & Other Stories

  • Pure air -- from the neighbourhood of a pinetum for the sake of the turpentine -- unadulterated wine, and the reflections of an unsophisticated spirit in the presence of the works of nature -- these, my boy, are the best medical appliances and the best religious comforts.

    Merry Men


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  • (n): an arboretum, or section of an arboretum or botanical garden, dedicated to the conifers, a collection of living conifer trees.

    January 17, 2009