Definition of sugar pine in English:

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sugar pine

noun

A tall pine tree, the heartwood of which exudes a sweet substance, hence its name. Found primarily in California and Oregon, sugar pines have very long cones, some reaching 26 inches in length.
  • Pinus lambertiana.
Example sentences
  • Mixed conifer forest Ponderosa pine, locally often called yellow pine, grows with other tall conifers - sugar pine, white fir, Douglas fir, and incense cedar.
  • In California, 94,000 Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, and sugar pine will be planted an 350 acres of Tahoe National Forest near Nevada City.
  • The Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, and sugar pine planted in this area will help regenerate an ecosystem inhabited by wildlife, including bald eagles.

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Syllabification: sug·ar pine

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