Share this entry

slash pine Line breaks: slash pine

Definition of slash pine in English:


A pine growing in a low-lying coastal region of the south-eastern US, Central America, and the Caribbean.
  • Genus Pinus, family Pinaceae: several species, in particular P. caribaea
Example sentences
  • The open canopy consists of longleaf pine with occasional slash pine.
  • In Ocala National Forest, foresters and local volunteers replaced slash pine with stronger, more resilient longleaf pine.
  • In wetter soils, slash pine replaces most longleafs.


From slash, a US term for swampy ground.

Definition of slash pine in:

Share this entry


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 ads and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈdo͞ofəs
a stupid person