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A slow-growing evergreen tree with shoots that resemble celery leaves, growing from Borneo to New Zealand.
- ‘Among the more unusual plantings are pink pine and celery pine from higher on Mt Cargill and some local silver beech.’
- ‘The genus to which the celery pine belongs only embraces three timber trees, one each in Borneo, Tasmania, and New Zealand.’
- ‘In areas of high rainfall and infrequent fires, celery-top pine may dominate understorey rain-forest species.’
- ‘Trees on the steep banks of the river include myrtle, sassafras, celery-top pines, laurels and giant tree ferns.’
- ‘Apart from an occasional tree on the outskirts of Wellington city silver beech and celery pine only grow in the mountains.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.