Definition of longleaf pine in English:

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longleaf pine

Pronunciation: /ˈlôNGˌlēf/ Pronunciation: /ˈläNG-/


A large pine tree of the southeastern US with very long needles and cones. It was formerly an important source of turpentine.
  • Pinus palustris, family Pinaceae.
Example sentences
  • Generally only a very hot fire, one fueled by drought and a heavy buildup of fallen leaves and pine needles, will kill a longleaf pine.
  • Ray builds the ecosystem up from the longleaf pine and examines the notable species diversity of these forests and their unique qualities as a habitat.
  • Since longleaf pine does not produce annual growth rings during its juvenile grass stage, true age cannot be determined.

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Syllabification: long·leaf pine

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