A tall timber tree (Pinus ponderosa) of western North America, having long needles grouped in fascicles of two or three.
A yellow pine (Pinus ponderosa) of W North America, valued for its timber.
Origin of ponderosa-pine
- From New Latin ponderōsa specific epithet from Latin ponderōsa feminine of ponderōsus heavy ponderous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition