Definition of jack pine in English:

jack pine


  • A small, hardy North American pine with very short needles, found chiefly in Canada.

    Pinus banksiana, family Pinaceae

    ‘The forests include such conifers as red spruce, black spruce, white spruce, balsam fir, red pine, jack pine, eastern white pine, tamarack, eastern white cedar, and eastern hemlock.’
    • ‘Most of the cones produced by jack pine and lodgepole pine look like miniature hand grenades - and are just about as tough.’
    • ‘We were, after all, making our way through a wilderness of black spruce, jack pine and balsam fir that stretched away on either side of the river for a total of 12,000 kilometres, forming a green mantle around the entire Arctic icecap.’
    • ‘The wooded area includes stands of spruce and jack pine, indigenous popular bushes and majestic oak trees and provides scenic walking and horse riding trails as well as wildlife habitat.’
    • ‘When they are in jack pine, with crooked and very limby trees, there is very little choice but to tackle each stem one at a time.’


jack pine

/ˈjak ˌpīn/ /ˈdʒæk ˌpaɪn/