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

  • n. A pine tree (Pinus elliotti) of swampy coastal areas of the southeast United States that yields pulp, rosin, timber, and turpentine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Pinus elliottii, a pine tree native to the southeastern United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A kind of pine tree (Pinus Cubensis) found in Southern Florida and the West Indies; -- so called because it grows in “slashes.”

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tree, Pinus Cubensis, found from South Carolina to Louisiana along the coast, and in the West Indies.


Named after the "slashes" – swampy ground overgrown with trees and bushes – that constitute its habitat. (Wiktionary)


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