Share this entry

Share this page

pine cone

Syllabification: pine cone

Definition of pine cone in English:

noun

The conical or rounded woody fruit of a pine tree, with scales that open to release the seeds.
Example sentences
  • Fibonacci numbers come up surprisingly often in nature, from the number of petals in various flowers to the number of scales along a spiral row in a pine cone.
  • The would pick up a piece of wood, a pine cone, or a twig, and hit it around in the air between them with their hands, trying to see just how long they could keep it from falling.
  • Garcia's opening drive finished against a pine cone and close to a tree, but more importantly behind a sponsor's sign.

Definition of pine cone in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure