slash pine

slash pine
noun
Etymology: slash (III); from the fact that caribbean pine especially in Florida grows in slashes
1.
b. : the strong hard heavy coarse-grained orange wood of the Caribbean pine
2. : any of several pines (as the loblolly or longleaf pine) that grow in similar situations to or are used like the slash pine and especially that are sources of turpentine and lumber in the southern United States

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1. a pine, Pinus elliotii, found in slashes and swamps in the southeastern U.S., yielding a hard, durable wood.
2. the wood of this tree.
[1880-85, Amer.]

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slash pine,
1. a pine common in swamps of the southeastern United States.
2. its hard, durable wood.
3. = loblolly. (Cf.loblolly)

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n. a fast-growing, long-needled pine found in low-lying coastal areas (slashes) of the southeastern U.S., commonly harvested for timber. Pinus elliottii, family Pinaceae

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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