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Pine vs. Cypress

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Pinenoun

Any coniferous tree of the genus Pinus.

‘The northern slopes were covered mainly in pine.’;

Cypressnoun

An evergreen coniferous tree with flattened shoots bearing small scale-like leaves, whose dark foliage is sometimes associated with mourning, in family Cupressaceae, especially the genera Cupressus and Chamaecyparis.

Pinenoun

(countable) Any tree (usually coniferous) which resembles a member of this genus in some respect.

Cypressnoun

A coniferous tree of the genus Cupressus. The species are mostly evergreen, and have wood remarkable for its durability.

Pinenoun

(uncountable) The wood of this tree.

Cypressnoun

wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus

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Pinenoun

A pineapple.

Cypressnoun

any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones

Pinenoun

(archaic) A painful longing.

Cypressnoun

an evergreen coniferous tree with small rounded woody cones and flattened shoots bearing small scale-like leaves.

Pineverb

To feel irritated; to reflect on a problem; to think something over.

Cypressnoun

a cypress tree, or branches from it, as a symbol of mourning.

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Pineverb

To languish; to lose flesh or wear away through distress; to droop.

Cypressnoun

used in names of coniferous trees of other families that resemble the cypress, e.g. swamp cypress.

Pineverb

(intransitive) To long, to yearn so much that it causes suffering.

‘Laura was pining for Bill all the time he was gone.’;

Cypress

Cypress is a common name for various coniferous trees or shrubs of northern temperate regions that belong to the family Cupressaceae. The word cypress is derived from Old French cipres, which was imported from Latin cypressus, the latinisation of the Greek κυπάρισσος (kyparissos).Species that are commonly known as cypresses include: Most prominently: Cypress (multiple species within the genus Cupressus)Otherwise: The family Cupressaceae also contains 13–16 other genera (not listed above) that do not bear cypress in their common names.

Pineverb

(transitive) To grieve or mourn for.

Pineverb

(transitive) To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict.

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Pinenoun

Woe; torment; pain.

Pinenoun

Any tree of the coniferous genus Pinus. See Pinus.

Pinenoun

The wood of the pine tree.

Pinenoun

A pineapple.

Pineverb

To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict.

‘That people that pyned him to death.’; ‘One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack.’;

Pineverb

To grieve or mourn for.

Pineverb

To suffer; to be afflicted.

Pineverb

To languish; to lose flesh or wear away, under any distress or anexiety of mind; to droop; - often used with away.

Pineverb

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

‘For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined.’;

Pinenoun

a coniferous tree

Pinenoun

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

Pineverb

have a desire for something or someone who is not present;

‘She ached for a cigarette’; ‘I am pining for my lover’;

Pinenoun

an evergreen coniferous tree which has clusters of long needle-shaped leaves. Many kinds are grown for the soft timber, which is widely used for furniture and pulp, or for tar and turpentine.

Pinenoun

used in names of coniferous trees of families other than that of the pine, e.g. Chile pine.

Pinenoun

used in names of unrelated plants that resemble the pines in some way, e.g. ground pine, screw pine.

Pinenoun

having the scent of pine needles

‘pine potpourri’;

Pinenoun

a pineapple.

Pineverb

suffer a mental and physical decline, especially because of a broken heart

‘she thinks I am pining away from love’;

Pineverb

miss or long for

‘she's still pining for him’;

Pine

A pine is any conifer in the genus Pinus () of the family Pinaceae. Pinus is the sole genus in the subfamily Pinoideae.

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