Definition of bristlecone pine in English:

bristlecone pine

Syllabification: bris·tle·cone pine
Pronunciation: /ˌbrisəlˌkōn ˈpīn


  • A very long-lived shrubby pine of western North America. It has been used in dendrochronology to correct radiocarbon dating.
    • Pinus longaeva, family Pinaceae
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    • I know I have been unable to get a bristlecone pine to grow in Blacksburg, Virginia!
    • The shape of the roof and overhangs mirrors the shape of the bristlecone pine trees in the area.
    • Some bristlecone pine trees on Pikes Peak could be more than 2,000 years old.

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