Definition of Norfolk Island pine in English:

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Norfolk Island pine

(also Norfolk pine)


An evergreen tree related to the monkey puzzle, having horizontal branches with upswept shoots bearing small scale-like leaves. Native to Norfolk Island, it is often grown in Mediterranean countries.
  • Araucaria heterophylla, family Araucariaceae.
Example sentences
  • If you don't have space to plant your tree in the garden after the holidays, consider the subtropical Norfolk Island pine, which can be grown as a houseplant.
  • We love Norfolk pines and notice they are fairly plentiful in the area.
  • For the past three Christmases I have purchased a small Norfolk pine for decoration.

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