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slash pine

Class:

noun

Etymology:

Named after the "slashes" - swampy ground overgrown with trees and bushes - that ...
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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Pinus elliottii [species] | slash pine

a pine native to the southeastern United States, from southern South Carolina west to southeastern Louisiana, and south to the Florida Keys. It's fast-growing, but not very long-lived by pine standards, and prefers humid climates and moist soils. Slash... (39 of 535 words, 3 images)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

pine | Douglas fir | Douglas spruce | red fir | slash pine

common name for members of the Pinaceae, a family of resinous woody trees with needlelike, usually evergreen leaves. The Pinaceae reproduce by means ... (23 of 187 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

slash pine

a pine growing in a low-lying coastal region of the south-eastern United States, Central America, and the Caribbean.; Genus Pinus, family Pinaceae: ... (22 of 54 words)

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Merriam-Webster:

slash pine

a pine (Pinus elliottii) of the southeastern United States that has two or three needles in a cluster and is a source of turpentine, lumber, and ... (26 of 49 words)

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New World Dictionary:

slash pine [United States]

a common pine (Pinus caribaea) growing in slashes, or swamps, in the southeastern U.S., the West Indies, and Central America | the hard wood of this ... (25 of 29 words, 2 definitions)

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Random House Dictionary:

slash pine

a pine, "Pinus elliotii", found in slashes and swamps in the southeastern U.S., yielding a hard, durable wood. | the wood of this tree. (23 of 27 words, 2 definitions)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

slash pine

A pine tree "(Pinus elliotti") of swampy coastal areas of the southeast United States that yields pulp, rosin, timber, and turpentine. (21 of 24 words)

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Wiktionary:

slash pine | slash pines [plural]

Pinus elliottii, a pine tree native to the southeastern United States. (11 of 12 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

slash pine | slash pines [plural]

a pine of swampy regions that yields turpentine, pulp, and lumber. Native to: southeastern United States. Latin name Pinus caribaea. | the hard ... (22 of 54 words, 2 definitions)

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Etymology references

Wiktionary:

slash pine | slash pines [plural]

Origin: Named after the "slashes" - swampy ground overgrown with trees and bushes - that constitute its habitat.

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Oxford Dictionary:

slash pine

Origin: slash, a United States term for swampy ground

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/slash-pine

Merriam-Webster:

slash pine

First use: about 1882

Origin: slash

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slash [entry 3, noun]

First use: 1652

Origin: unknown

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Encarta Dictionary:

slash pine | slash pines [plural]

Origin: slash "swamp". Origin ?

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Audio reference

YourDictionary Audio:

slash pine

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "slash pine" by speech synthesizer

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