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pon·der·o·sa pine

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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Noun1.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 matureponderosa 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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The native mountain pine beetle is responsible for killing thousands of ponderosa pine trees in that part of the country.
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I describe and compare the nest-site characteristics of the White-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus), Hairy Woodpecker (Picodes villosus), and Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) in burned and unburned logged Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) stands of the eastern Cascade Range of Washington, 2003 to 2010.
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