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long·leaf pine

 (lông′lēf′, lŏng′-)
A pine tree (Pinus palustris) of the southeast United States, having long needles and heavy, tough, resinous wood used as a source of timber and pulp and formerly as an important source of naval stores.
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longleaf pine

(ˈlɒŋˌliːf) or


(Plants) a North American pine tree, Pinus palustris, with long needle-like leaves and orange-brown bark: the most important timber tree of the southeastern US
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long′leaf pine′

(ˈlɔŋˌlif, ˈlɒŋ-)
1. an American pine, Pinus palustris, valued as a source of turpentine and for its timber.
2. the wood of this tree.
Also called Georgia pine.
[1790–1800, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.longleaf pine - large three-needled pine of southeastern United States having very long needles and gnarled twisted limbslongleaf pine - large three-needled pine of southeastern United States having very long needles and gnarled twisted limbs; bark is red-brown deeply ridged; an important timber tree
yellow pine - any of various pines having yellow wood
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