ponderosa (pine)pon·der·o·sa pine
- a yellow pine (Pinus ponderosa) of W North America, valued for its timber
- its wood
Origin of ponderosa (pine)from Modern Latin (Pinus) ponderosa, literally , heavy (pine) from Classical Latin ponderosus: see ponderous
A tall timber tree (Pinus ponderosa) of western North America, having long needles grouped in fascicles of two or three.
Origin of ponderosa pineFrom New Latin ponderōsa specific epithet from Latin ponderōsa feminine of ponderōsus heavy ; see ponderous .