pines

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pine \Pine\, noun [AS. p[imac]n, L. poena penalty. See {Pain}.] Woe; torment; pain. [Obs.] "Pyne of hell." --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pine \Pine\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Pined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pining}.] [AS. p[imac]nan to torment, fr. p[imac]n torment. See 1st {Pine}, {Pain}, noun & v.]

1. To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Shak.

That people that pyned him to death. --Piers Plowman.

One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack. --Bp. Hall.

2. To grieve or mourn for. [R.] --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pine \Pine\, verb (used without an object)

1. To suffer; to be afflicted. [Obs.]

2. To languish; to lose flesh or wear away, under any distress or anexiety of mind; to droop; -- often used with away. "The roses wither and the lilies pine." --Tickell.

3. To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; -- usually followed by for.

For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined. --Shak.

Syn: To languish; droop; flag; wither; decay.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pine \Pine\, noun [AS. p[imac]n, L. pinus.]

1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See {Pinus}.

Note: There are about twenty-eight species in the United States, of which the {white pine} ({Pinus Strobus}), the {Georgia pine} ({Pinus australis}), the {red pine} ({Pinus resinosa}), and the great West Coast {sugar pine} ({Pinus Lambertiana}) are among the most valuable. The {Scotch pine} or {fir}, also called {Norway} or {Riga pine} ({Pinus sylvestris}), is the only British species. The {nut pine} is any pine tree, or species of pine, which bears large edible seeds. See {Pinon}. The spruces, firs, larches, and true cedars, though formerly considered pines, are now commonly assigned to other genera.

2. The wood of the pine tree.

3. A pineapple.

{Ground pine}. (Bot.) See under {Ground}.

{Norfolk Island pine} (Bot.), a beautiful coniferous tree, the {Araucaria excelsa}.

{Pine barren}, a tract of infertile land which is covered with pines. [Southern U.S.]

{Pine borer} (Zool.), any beetle whose larv[ae] bore into pine trees.

{Pine finch}. (Zool.) See {Pinefinch}, in the Vocabulary.

{Pine grosbeak} (Zool.), a large grosbeak ({Pinicola enucleator}), which inhabits the northern parts of both hemispheres. The adult male is more or less tinged with red.

{Pine lizard} (Zool.), a small, very active, mottled gray lizard ({Sceloporus undulatus}), native of the Middle States; -- called also {swift}, {brown scorpion}, and {alligator}.

{Pine marten}. (Zool.) (a) A European weasel ({Mustela martes}), called also {sweet marten}, and {yellow-breasted marten}. (b) The American sable. See {Sable}.

{Pine moth} (Zool.), any one of several species of small tortricid moths of the genus {Retinia}, whose larv[ae] burrow in the ends of the branchlets of pine trees, often doing great damage.

{Pine mouse} (Zool.), an American wild mouse ({Arvicola pinetorum}), native of the Middle States. It lives in pine forests.

{Pine needle} (Bot.), one of the slender needle-shaped leaves of a pine tree. See {Pinus}.

{Pine-needle wool}. See {Pine wool} (below).

{Pine oil}, an oil resembling turpentine, obtained from fir and pine trees, and used in making varnishes and colors.

{Pine snake} (Zool.), a large harmless North American snake ({Pituophis melanoleucus}). It is whitish, covered with brown blotches having black margins. Called also {bull snake}. The Western pine snake ({Pituophis Sayi}) is chestnut-brown, mottled with black and orange.

{Pine tree} (Bot.), a tree of the genus {Pinus}; pine.

{Pine-tree money}, money coined in Massachusetts in the seventeenth century, and so called from its bearing a figure of a pine tree. The most noted variety is the {pine tree shilling}.

{Pine weevil} (Zool.), any one of numerous species of weevils whose larv[ae] bore in the wood of pine trees. Several species are known in both Europe and America, belonging to the genera {Pissodes}, {Hylobius}, etc.

{Pine wool}, a fiber obtained from pine needles by steaming them. It is prepared on a large scale in some of the Southern United States, and has many uses in the economic arts; -- called also {pine-needle wool}, and {pine-wood wool}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pine

noun

1: a coniferous tree [syn: {pine}, {pine tree}, {true pine}]

2: straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus

verb

1: have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover" [syn: {ache}, {yearn}, {yen}, {pine}, {languish}]


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