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A tall timber tree (Pinus ponderosa) of western North America, having long needles grouped in fascicles of two or three.
[From New Latin ponderōsa, specific epithet, from Latin ponderōsa, feminine of ponderōsus, heavy; see ponderous.]
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pon′der•o′sa pine′(ˈpɒn dəˈroʊ sə, ˌpɒn-)
1. a large pine, Pinus ponderosa, of W North America, having yellowish brown bark.
2. the light, soft wood of this tree, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses, ships, etc.
[1875–80, Amer.; < New Latin Pinus ponderosa (1836) literally, heavy pine; see ponderous]
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|Noun||1.||ponderosa pine - common and widely distributed tall timber pine of western North America having dark green needles in bunches of 2 to 5 and thick bark with dark brown plates when mature|
yellow pine - any of various pines having yellow wood
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