Definition of Pinus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Pinaceae: large genus of true pines.




Definition of Pinus

1. n. 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.

Medical Definition of Pinus

1. 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. Origin: L, a pine tree. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinus

pinto bean
pintoes
pintoid
pintos
pints
pintsize
pintsized
pintuck
pintucks
pintxo
pintxos
pinule
pinules
pinup
pinups
pinus (current term)
pinvoke
pinwale
pinwales
pinweed
pinweeds
pinwheel
pinwheel flower
pinwheel roll
pinwheeled
pinwheeling
pinwheels
pinwork
pinworks
pinworm

Literary usage of Pinus

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1. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"pinus halepensis. — DE BORDEAUX. pinus Pinaster. — DE BRIANÇON. pinus ... pinus Pinea. —PLEUREUR. pinus excelsa, and P. Gerardiana. — ROUGE DE CANADA. ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"After nearly two hours of searching and watching I flushed the female pinus from the nest, which contained five young about two days old. ..."

3. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Horticultural Society of London (1846)
"This Pine much resembles pinus ... 993, identifies this Pine with pinus ... while those of pinus Cembra have eight, and those of pinus Cembroides six or ..."

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