Variant of pine
- any of a genus (Pinus) of evergreen trees of the pine family, with hard, woody cones and bundles of two to five needle-shaped leaves; many pines are valuable for their wood and their resin, from which turpentine, tar, etc. are obtained
- the wood of such a tree
- the odor of pine trees, or a synthetic odor resembling this, often used to scent deodorizers, cleaning solutions, etc.
Origin of pineMiddle English ; from Old English pin ; from Classical Latin pinus, pine tree ; from Indo-European an unverified form pitsnus ; from base an unverified form pi-, fat from source Classical Latin pix, pitch, Old English fæted, fat
designating a family (Pinaceae) of conifers having needlelike leaves and, usually, woody cones and valuable wood, including the larches, spruces, firs, and hemlocks