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stone pine

n
(Plants) a Mediterranean pine tree, Pinus pinea, having a short bole and radiating branches forming an umbrella shape. Also called: umbrella pine
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Noun1.stone pine - medium-sized two-needled pine of southern Europe having a spreading crownstone pine - medium-sized two-needled pine of southern Europe having a spreading crown; widely cultivated for its sweet seeds that resemble almonds
pignolia, pine nut, pinon nut - edible seed of any of several nut pines especially some pinons of southwestern North America
pine, pine tree, true pine - a coniferous tree
Translations
pinje
pino piñonero
pinja
pin d'Italiepin parasol
pino domestico
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The insect species have infested many of Lebanon's stone pines -- a feature of Lebanon's landscape for generations -- killing branches and leaving pine cones empty of their seeds.
DEAR MELANIE The trees you swooned over are Italian stone pines (Pinus pinea)--and they are magnificent, each maturing into a tall, flat-topped umbrella of limbs as broad as 60 feet across (these are very big trees).
Bears (Ursus) consume the seeds of stone pines (Pinus, subsection Cembrae) at higher northern latitudes worldwide where the two taxa overlap.
And one for that pearl-tinted cloudlet far away above the stone pines on the hill.
Driving past now on the way to the airport, the tall royal palms and stone pines give just a glimpse of the rare and precious trees which were gathered to fill the garden.
Already, before the war, in watercolours such as The Cliff to the North and Falling Stars, there is a sense of menace; the shadow falling across the foreground in The Cliff to the North is that of a dehumanised robot rather than a human being, while the trees in Falling Stars--blasted, twisted, anthropomorphic stone pines appear like rapacious birds of prey straight from Edgar Allen Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination.