There are 2 definitions of pine in English:

pine1

Syllabification: pine
Pronunciation: /pīn
 
/

noun

  • 1 (also pine tree) An evergreen coniferous tree that has clusters of long needle-shaped leaves. Many kinds are grown for their soft timber, which is widely used for furniture and pulp, or for tar and turpentine.
    • Genus Pinus, family Pinaceae: many species, including North America’s eastern white pine and western ponderosa pine
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    • Hollyhock landed in a low branch of a pine tree, and dangled there as she tried to find a way to get down.
    • He apparently struck a pine tree on the edge of a wheat field before crashing into the field at a steep angle, LaRoche said.
    • Holly leaned back on a pine tree, and thought about their problem.
  • 1.1Used in names of coniferous trees of other families, e.g., Norfolk Island pine.
  • 1.2Used in names of unrelated plants that resemble the pines in some way, e.g., ground pine.
  • 1.3 [as modifier] Having the scent of pine needles: a pine potpourri
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    • I pulled my boyfriend away, pressing my face into his beautiful black hair, breathing in the heady scent of pine needles.
    • Perhaps it was a faint scent of pine needles that hung in the air, perhaps it was the clarity with which she viewed the scenes played out before her.
    • She nearly choked as the overwhelming scent of pine needles hit her.
  • 2 informal A pineapple.

Derivatives

pinery

Pronunciation: /ˈpīnərē/
noun

Origin

Old English, from Latin pinus, reinforced in Middle English by Old French pin.

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There are 2 definitions of pine in English:

pine2

Syllabification: pine
Pronunciation: /
 
pīn/

verb

[no object]
  • 1Suffer a mental and physical decline, especially because of a broken heart: she thinks I am pining away from love
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    • He was actually worrying and pining in his heart, but he could not say anything.
    • Surely the Phantom suffered through worse all those hours pining after that lovely chorus girl.
    • Not just in a figure of speech kind of way, but genuinely in love - jittery in its presence, pining during its absence, utterly fulfilled and completed during the time you spend with it?
    Synonyms
    languish, decline, weaken, waste away, wilt, wither, fade, sicken, droop; brood, mope, moonyearn, long, ache, sigh, hunger, languish; miss, mourn, lament, grieve over, shed tears for, bemoan, rue, eat one's heart out over
    informal itch
  • 1.1 (pine for) Miss and long for the return of: I was pining for my boyfriend
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    • While Cuban exile leaders pine for a return to their ancestral home, many people of African descent in Cuba say they will never let that happen.
    • I find myself pining for a return to the energy-conscious administration, when cars were named after little animals like rabbits and colts.
    • He vaguely pines for a return to metaphysics, and suggests that moderns have lost God.

Origin

Old English pīnian '(cause to) suffer', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch pijnen, German peinen 'experience pain', also to obsolete pine 'punishment'; ultimately based on Latin poena 'punishment'.

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