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Pinus meaning

pinus - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. genus of the Pinaceae: large genus of true pines
  2. 2. A large genus of evergreen coniferous trees, mostly found in the northern hemisphere. The genus formerly included the firs, spruces, larches, and hemlocks, but is now limited to those trees which have the primary leaves of the branchlets reduced to mere scales, and the secondary ones ( pine needles) acicular, and usually in fascicles of two to seven. See Pine.

pinus - examples of usage

  1. Along this part of the coast are fine specimens of the Pinus pinea. - "The South of France--East Half", Charles Bertram Black.
  2. They are made of moss and dry fern and dry elastic twig- tops, and lined with long elastic needles of Pinus longifolia. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
  3. Dr. Scully records the following note from Nepal:-" This species lays in the valley in May and June, the nest being placed high up in trees, often in Pinus longifolia. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
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