Definition of stone pine in English:

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stone pine

Pronunciation: /ˌstōn ˈpīn/


An umbrella-shaped southern European pine tree with large needles, very large glossy brown cones, and edible seeds (“pine nuts”). Also called umbrella pine.
  • Pinus pinea, family Pinaceae.
Example sentences
  • He explained that it owes its name to its resemblance in shape and size to the nuts found in the cones of the stone pine.
  • The Mediterranean stone pine, P. pinea, grows at quite low altitudes, as anyone familiar with the landscapes of Provence, Italy, and the Middle East will be aware.
  • The vegetation in the study area consists of a mixed woodland of stone pine and cork oak.

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