Definition of stone pine in English:

stone pine

noun

  • An umbrella-shaped southern European pine tree with large needles, very large glossy brown cones, and edible seeds (“pine nuts”)

    Also called umbrella pine
    • ‘The Mediterranean stone pine, P. pinea, grows at quite low altitudes, as anyone familiar with the landscapes of Provence, Italy, and the Middle East will be aware.’
    • ‘Until the early 1960s, this coast was pure, unadulterated nature: sea and rocks, prickly pears, stone pines and juniper, encircling the occasional sandy beach.’
    • ‘He explained that it owes its name to its resemblance in shape and size to the nuts found in the cones of the stone pine.’
    • ‘The vegetation in the study area consists of a mixed woodland of stone pine and cork oak.’
    • ‘Such scenes, with stone pines and Antique fragments, classically structured, with forts and hill towns patterned in sharp cubes against the landscape, are intensely evocative of ancient Rome.’

Pronunciation

stone pine

/ˌstōn ˈpīn/