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

  • noun A pine tree (Pinus elliottii) of the southeast United States, widely planted for lumber and pulpwood and formerly a source of turpentine and rosin.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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


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


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