Definition of Celery pine
1. Noun. Australasian evergreen conifer having a graceful head of foliage resembling celery that is composed of phyllodes borne in the axils of scalelike leaves.
Specialized synonyms: Celery Top Pine, Celery-topped Pine, Phyllocladus Asplenifolius, Phyllocladus Trichomanoides, Tanekaha, Alpine Celery Pine, Phyllocladus Alpinus
Generic synonyms: Conifer, Coniferous Tree
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Literary usage of Celery pine
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1. The Building Materials of Otago and South New Zealand Generally by William Newsham Blair (1879)
"celery pine—Phyllocladus alpina. The genus to which the celery pine belongs only embraces three timber trees, one each in Borneo, Tasmania, ;and New Zealand ..."
2. Select Extra-tropical Plants: Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1891)
"Celery-Pine of Tasmania. A stately tree, often to 60 feet high, with a stem 2 to 6 feet in diameter. The timber is particularly valuable for the masts and ..."
3. Tree-culture in New Zealand by Henry John Matthews (1905)
"PHYLLOCLADUS ALPINUS— Mountain celery pine. — New Zealand. 20ft. to 30 ft. E. Dense-growing ; ornamental. Hardy ; prefers high lands. ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... whose satin-like wood is so •ought after, nourishes in Huon and Gordon river districts. The celery pine is a ..."