Meaning of shortleaf pine

short'leaf pine'

Pronunciation: (shôrt'lēf"), [key]
  1. a pine, Pinus echinata, of the southern U.S., having short, flexible leaves.
  2. the hard, brownish-yellow wood of this tree, used in the construction of houses, for making furniture, and for pulp.
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