Definition of bristlecone pine in English:

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bristlecone pine

Pronunciation: /ˌbrɪs(ə)lkəʊn ˈpʌɪn/


A very long-lived shrubby pine of western North America. It has been used in dendrochronology to check radiocarbon dating.
  • Pinus longaeva, family Pinaceae
Example sentences
  • I know I have been unable to get a bristlecone pine to grow in Blacksburg, Virginia!
  • The shape of the roof and overhangs mirrors the shape of the bristlecone pine trees in the area.
  • Some bristlecone pine trees on Pikes Peak could be more than 2,000 years old.
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