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jack pine

n.
An evergreen tree (Pinus banksiana) of northern North America, having soft wood and short twisted needles grouped in fascicles of two. Also called scrub pine.
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jack pine

n
(Plants) a coniferous tree, Pinus banksiana, of North America, having paired needle-like leaves and small cones that remain on the branches for many years: family Pinaceae
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jack′ pine`


n.
a scrubby pine, Pinus banksiana, growing on poor, rocky land in Canada and the northern U.S.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.jack pine - slender medium-sized two-needled pine of eastern North Americajack pine - slender medium-sized two-needled pine of eastern North America; with yellow-green needles and scaly grey to red-brown fissured bark
pine, pine tree, true pine - a coniferous tree
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Nick hikes from a burned-out landscape near the former town of Seney toward a place where "the country was alive again," sprouting sweet fern and jack pines (CSS 165).
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The group's paintings of lonely jack pines and fiery red maples set against cold lakes and rocky outcrops turned the traditional view of Canada - one of man conquering and settling a wild land - on its head.
COUNTLESS orange and yellow trumpets glow under the jack pines. A delightful apricot-like fragrance surprises your nose when you bend closer.
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It is ironic that the jack pines of Flat Rock face greater danger of extinction because of fire.
An improbable delirium brings me to the jack pines with their scrubby peeling bark, roots sprouting out of granite, their twisted branches