longleaf pine definition

  • noun:
    • An evergreen tree (Pinus palustris) of the southeast US, having long needles and hefty, tough, resinous timber appreciated as a source of wood, pulp, and turpentine. Also referred to as yellow pine; also known as regionally fat pine.
    • an essential pine species of the southeastern US, Pinus palustris.
    • big three-needled pine of southeastern usa having very long needles and gnarled twisted limbs; bark is red-brown deeply ridged; an essential timber-tree

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