Definition of Norfolk Island pine in English:

Norfolk Island pine

Syllabification: Nor·folk Is·land pine
(also Norfolk pine)


  • An evergreen tree having horizontal branches with upswept shoots bearing small scalelike leaves. Native to Norfolk Island, it is widely grown as a houseplant.
    • Araucaria heterophylla, family Araucariaceae
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    • If you don't have space to plant your tree in the garden after the holidays, consider the subtropical Norfolk Island pine, which can be grown as a houseplant.
    • We love Norfolk pines and notice they are fairly plentiful in the area.
    • For the past three Christmases I have purchased a small Norfolk pine for decoration.

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