Definition of Bristlecone pine

1. Noun. Small slow-growing upland pine of western United States (Rocky Mountains) having dense branches with fissured rust-brown bark and short needles in bunches of 5 and thorn-tipped cone scales; among the oldest living things some over 4500 years old.




Definition of Bristlecone pine

1. Noun. Any of a small number of different small, slow-growing pine trees found in the western United States, some of which are over 4,000 years old. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bristlecone Pine

brislings
brisses
bristle
bristle-pointed
bristle-shaped
bristle at
bristle brush
bristle cell
bristle fern
bristle up
bristlebird
bristlebirds
bristlecone
bristlecone fir
bristlecone pine (current term)
bristlecones
bristled
bristlelike
bristles
bristletail
bristletails
bristlier
bristliest
bristliness
bristling
bristling with(p)
bristlingly
bristly

Literary usage of Bristlecone pine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Adventure Guide to the Sierra Nevada by Wilbur H. Morrison (2000)
"At the top of Silver Canyon Road, where the road ends at aT intersection, you'll be near the Ancient bristlecone pine Forest, home to the trees that are ..."

2. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"Taxonomy and effects of dwarf mistletoe on bristlecone pine on the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona. Research Paper RM-224. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of ..."

3. Conference on Adaptive Ecosystem Restoration and Management: Restoration of edited by Wallace Covington, Pamela K. Wagner (1998)
"... either by man's activities or by windblown spores, to other areas of southwestern white pine, limber pine, and bristlecone pine in the Southwest. ..."

4. The Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks by Larry H. Ludmer (2000)
"You'll see the amazing 150-acre bristlecone pine forest, one of nature's marvels. These large trees can live for up to 4000 years in a harsh environment ..."

5. Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the Last 2,000 Years by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"... and the selection of proxies, especially the bristlecone pine data used in some of the original temperature reconstruction studies. ..."

6. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Pacific Climate (PACLIM) Workshop edited by Caroline M. Isaacs, Vera L. Tharp (1995)
"... and bristlecone pine (Pi/ms longaeva) dominate. Pollen slides were prepared by Amoco using cuttings gathered at 10- to 30-foot intervals from the ..."

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