Definition of slash pine in English:

slash pine

noun

  • A fast-growing, long-needled pine found in low-lying coastal areas of the southeastern US, Central America, and the Caribbean, commonly harvested for timber.

    Pinus elliottii, family Pinaceae

    ‘The open canopy consists of longleaf pine with occasional slash pine.’
    • ‘In Ocala National Forest, foresters and local volunteers replaced slash pine with stronger, more resilient longleaf pine.’
    • ‘In wetter soils, slash pine replaces most longleafs.’
    • ‘Significant inbreeding depression was found for rust resistance in slash pine.’
    • ‘The area once boasted the Florida state champion slash pine before it was struck by lightning.’

Pronunciation

slash pine

/ˈslaSH ˌpīn/ /ˈslæʃ ˌpaɪn/

Origin

From slash, a US term for swampy ground.