from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A tall timber tree (Pinus ponderosa) of western North America, having long needles grouped in fascicles of two or three.
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- noun common and widely distributed tall timber pine of western North America having dark green needles in bunches of 2 to 5 and thick bark with dark brown plates when mature
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From New Latin ponderōsa, specific epithet, from Latin ponderōsa, feminine of ponderōsus, heavy; see ponderous.]
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