Definition of piney in US English:


(also piny)


  • Of, like, or full of pines.

    ‘piney woods’
    • ‘I heave a sigh and look out at the patio, where Forrest Bentley awaits me, with those piney green eyes that no longer hold the mystery they once did.’
    • ‘That's why you smell like horses, and do I detect… ‘he gave the air a triumphant sniff, ‘a hint of piney freshness?’’
    • ‘Specimens gathered in undisturbed stands of red pine are said to have a particularly fine and piny fragrance.’
    • ‘‘That's all right,’ Forrest says, smiling that lazy smile at me with his piney green eyes.’
    • ‘The trophy houses, with wrought-iron gates and grand-columned entryways, keep popping up on little country roads here, in clearings, in the piney woods and near doublewide trailers.’
    • ‘Together, they chopped down the Christmas tree, set it up in the parlor, hung the ornaments, and strung popcorn to hang on the piney branches.’
    • ‘After a recent day with Hill, I discovered a little of that magic in my jacket pocket on the drive home: the piney scent of a sprig of rosemary.’
    • ‘Heading south on Highway 45 just outside of Huntsville, the Death Capitol of Texas, one might see vultures circling the dark piney woods that surround the little town.’
    • ‘Planning to stop for only a day in Tenaha in the heart of the piney wood, Townsend reported, ‘We began to preach four times a day.’’
    • ‘IT'S AN ELYSIAN Northern California morning, with unsullied blue skies and warm, piney breezes.’
    • ‘Sitting right there in the piney woods on a sunny autumn afternoon, with the birds twittering in the trees, me and a frisbee catching deer named Pete watched Hell itself go up in smoke.’
    • ‘The piney woods open up to a sort of prairie, and then I am almost there.’
    • ‘Slightly piney, with a tiny taste of mint and ginger thrown in, it's an unforgettable flavor that can seem pungent or sweet, depending on how it's used.’
    • ‘In the solitude of the piney trails amidst the muscadines, the spines of his stories emerge - stories that are said to ‘rage with imagery.’’
    • ‘Then we realized that it actually made our stateroom smell all nice and piney instead of like a closet-sized space with no windows that three people had been living in for a week.’
    • ‘He was a true Georgia redneck, from the piney woods and swamps of southeastern Georgia.’
    • ‘But soon the plantation owners got in on the act, and often they would venture down to the clearing in the piney woods behind their carriage houses and watch the slaves couple-off and perform the dance.’
    • ‘It features great ski touring, with a scenic 44 kilometer trail system that runs along Lake Itasca and nearby Mary Lake, through piney woods and open meadows.’
    • ‘Quebecers buy 625,000 bikes a year - some of which will surely be rolled under piney Christmas tree branches soon enough.’
    • ‘Leaving Fairly, the families wander westward for three days, after which Zechariah leads his son Rector to a spot deep within ‘the piney wood’ where both kneel and wait all night.’
    • ‘The Day Trekker the lumbar and is best suited for those looking for an easy, unencumbered ramble in their favorite piney copse.’
    • ‘Rosemaries, on the other hand, can be strong and piney or have a sweet, gingery taste.’
    • ‘North Manitou Island, Michigan: White-sand beaches and protected bird habitats encourage lollygagging on this piney isle.’
    • ‘Tonto is the fifth largest forest in the U.S. with vistas ranging from piney mountains to cactus and desert.’
    • ‘DKF uses a green palmetto-type pattern perfect for southern piney woods.’
    • ‘We arrived at 3 p.m. yesterday, and the kids eagerly invaded the piney, three-level Tyra condominium complex.’
    • ‘When customers pull into the parking lot, instead of a paved lot, they find themselves in a typical central Florida piney flatwoods.’
    • ‘The arches tend to be on high piney ridges, whittled by water and wind and, in the case of a slender pillar at Sky Bridge Arch, by pocketknives.’
    • ‘She looked around, desperately trying to breathe in the fresh scent of the piney woods.’
    • ‘As soon as Alex thought it was safe, he took Sara out in the piney woods north of town to a big clearing away from prying eyes where she could practice her flying.’
    • ‘Conifers are very useful for architectural shape, for a piney scent on a sunny day, for playing hide and seek around, and for a surprising variety of green, from dark bottle to turquoise.’
    • ‘I love their piney, resinous, spicy smell, but you could add a teaspoonful of caraway seed - an old friend of the cabbage - instead.’
    • ‘Then again, perhaps we were distracted by thoughts of our little room with the piney smell and stiff sheets.’
    • ‘The watercress soup on the main menu was richer than expected and piney green, with an optional topping of whipped cream and sevruga caviar.’
    • ‘Branzino filets (three of them) are impeccably poached, barely firm and incredibly flavorful of piney sage leaves.’