pinus definition

  • noun:
    • a big genus of evergreen coniferous woods, mostly found in the north hemisphere. The genus formerly included the firs, spruces, larches, and hemlocks, it is today restricted to those woods which may have the primary leaves of the branchlets reduced to mere scales, additionally the secondary people (pine needles) acicular, and in most cases in fascicles of two to seven. See pine.
    • A genus of coniferous woods of this tribe Abietine√¶, understood because of the staminate flowers in several quick yellow catkins, additionally the two types of leaves, the primary small and scale-like, the secondary long and conspicuous plus in clusters of from to five each, enveloped at the base by a dry sheath.
    • [lowercase] identical to pineal body (which see, under pineal).
    • type genus of Pinaceae: large genus of true pines

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