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 for white pine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pine \Pine\, n. [AS. p[imac]n, L. pinus.]
     1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus Pinus. See
        Pinus.
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     Note: There are about twenty-eight species in the United
           white+pine+({Pinus+Strobus">States, of which the white pine ({Pinus Strobus),
           Georgia+pine+({Pinus+australis">the Georgia pine ({Pinus australis), the red pine
           ({Pinus resinosa), and the great West Coast sugar
           pine ({Pinus Lambertiana}) are among the most
           valuable. The Scotch pine or fir, also called
           Norway+or+Riga+pine+({Pinus+sylvestris">Norway or Riga pine ({Pinus sylvestris), is the
           only British species. The nut pine is any pine tree,
           or species of pine, which bears large edible seeds. See
           Pinon.
           [1913 Webster] The spruces, firs, larches, and true
           cedars, though formerly considered pines, are now
           commonly assigned to other genera.
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     2. The wood of the pine tree.
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     3. A pineapple.
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     Ground pine. (Bot.) See under Ground.
  
     Norfolk Island pine (Bot.), a beautiful coniferous tree,
        the Araucaria excelsa.
  
     Pine barren, a tract of infertile land which is covered
        with pines. [Southern U.S.]
  
     Pine borer (Zool.), any beetle whose larv[ae] bore into
        pine trees.
  
     Pine finch. (Zool.) See Pinefinch, in the Vocabulary.
  
     Pine grosbeak (Zool.), a large grosbeak ({Pinicola
        enucleator), which inhabits the northern parts of both
        hemispheres. The adult male is more or less tinged with
        red.
  
     Pine lizard (Zool.), a small, very active, mottled gray
        lizard ({Sceloporus undulatus), native of the Middle
        States; -- called also swift, brown scorpion, and
        alligator.
  
     Pine marten. (Zool.)
        (a) A European weasel ({Mustela martes), called also
            sweet marten, and yellow-breasted marten.
        (b) The American sable. See Sable.
  
     Pine moth (Zool.), any one of several species of small
        tortricid moths of the genus Retinia, whose larv[ae]
        burrow in the ends of the branchlets of pine trees, often
        doing great damage.
  
     Pine mouse (Zool.), an American wild mouse ({Arvicola
        pinetorum), native of the Middle States. It lives in pine
        forests.
  
     Pine needle (Bot.), one of the slender needle-shaped leaves
        of a pine tree. See Pinus.
  
     Pine-needle wool. See Pine wool (below).
  
     Pine oil, an oil resembling turpentine, obtained from fir
        and pine trees, and used in making varnishes and colors.
        
  
     Pine snake (Zool.), a large harmless North American snake
        ({Pituophis melanoleucus). It is whitish, covered with
        brown blotches having black margins. Called also bull
        snake. The Western pine snake ({Pituophis Sayi}) is
        chestnut-brown, mottled with black and orange.
  
     Pine tree (Bot.), a tree of the genus Pinus; pine.
  
     Pine-tree money, money coined in Massachusetts in the
        seventeenth century, and so called from its bearing a
        figure of a pine tree. The most noted variety is the pine
        tree shilling.
  
     Pine weevil (Zool.), any one of numerous species of weevils
        whose larv[ae] bore in the wood of pine trees. Several
        species are known in both Europe and America, belonging to
        the genera Pissodes, Hylobius, etc.
  
     Pine wool, a fiber obtained from pine needles by steaming
        them. It is prepared on a large scale in some of the
        Southern United States, and has many uses in the economic
        arts; -- called also pine-needle wool, and pine-wood
        wool.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  White \White\ (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. Whiter
     (hw[imac]t"[~e]r); superl. Whitest.] [OE. whit, AS.
     hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[imac]t, D. wit, G.
     weiss, OHG. w[imac]z, hw[imac]z, Icel. hv[imac]tr, Sw. hvit,
     Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright,
     Russ. sviet' light, Skr. [,c]v[=e]ta white, [,c]vit to be
     bright. [root]42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]
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     1. Reflecting to the eye all the rays of the spectrum
        combined; not tinted with any of the proper colors or
        their mixtures; having the color of pure snow; snowy; --
        the opposite of black or dark; as, white paper; a
        white skin. "Pearls white." --Chaucer.
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              White as the whitest lily on a stream. --Longfellow.
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     2. Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of
        blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear.
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              Or whispering with white lips, "The foe!
              They come! they come!"                --Byron.
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     3. Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or
        from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure.
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              White as thy fame, and as thy honor clear. --Dryden.
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              No whiter page than Addison's remains. --Pope.
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     4. Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary.
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              Your high engendered battles 'gainst a head
              So old and white as this.             --Shak.
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     5. Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the
        like; fortunate; happy; favorable.
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              On the whole, however, the dominie reckoned this as
              one of the white days of his life.    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     6. Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling.
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              Come forth, my white spouse.          --Chaucer.
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              I am his white boy, and will not be gullet. --Ford.
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     Note: White is used in many self-explaining compounds, as
           white-backed, white-bearded, white-footed.
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     White alder. (Bot.) See Sweet pepper bush, under
        Pepper.
  
     White ant (Zool.), any one of numerous species of social
        pseudoneuropterous insects of the genus Termes. These
        insects are very abundant in tropical countries, and form
        large and complex communities consisting of numerous
        asexual workers of one or more kinds, of large-headed
        asexual individuals called soldiers, of one or more queens
        (or fertile females) often having the body enormously
        distended by the eggs, and, at certain seasons of numerous
        winged males, together with the larvae and pupae of each
        kind in various stages of development. Many of the species
        construct large and complicated nests, sometimes in the
        form of domelike structures rising several feet above the
        ground and connected with extensive subterranean galleries
        and chambers. In their social habits they closely resemble
        the true ants. They feed upon animal and vegetable
        substances of various kinds, including timber, and are
        often very destructive to buildings and furniture.
  
     White arsenic (Chem.), arsenious oxide, As2O3, a
        substance of a white color, and vitreous adamantine
        luster, having an astringent, sweetish taste. It is a
        deadly poison.
  
     White bass (Zool.), a fresh-water North American bass
        ({Roccus chrysops) found in the Great Likes.
  
     White bear (Zool.), the polar bear. See under Polar.
  
     White blood cell. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
  
     White brand (Zool.), the snow goose.
  
     White brass, a white alloy of copper; white copper.
  
     White campion. (Bot.)
        (a) A kind of catchfly ({Silene stellata) with white
            flowers.
        (b) A white-flowered Lychnis ({Lychnis vespertina).
  
     White canon (R. C. Ch.), a Premonstratensian.
  
     White caps, the members of a secret organization in various
        of the United States, who attempt to drive away or reform
        obnoxious persons by lynch-law methods. They appear masked
        in white. Their actions resembled those of the Ku Klux
        Klan in some ways but they were not formally affiliated
        with the Klan, and their victims were often not black.
  
     White cedar (Bot.), an evergreen tree of North America
        ({Thuja occidentalis), also the related Cupressus
        thyoides, or Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea, a slender
        evergreen conifer which grows in the so-called cedar
        swamps of the Northern and Atlantic States. Both are much
        valued for their durable timber. In California the name is
        given to the Libocedrus decurrens, the timber of which
        is also useful, though often subject to dry rot.
        --Goodale. The white cedar of Demerara, Guiana, etc., is a
        lofty tree ({Icica altissima syn. Bursera altissima)
        whose fragrant wood is used for canoes and cabinetwork, as
        it is not attacked by insect.
  
     White cell. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
  
     White cell-blood (Med.), leucocythaemia.
  
     White clover (Bot.), a species of small perennial clover
        bearing white flowers. It furnishes excellent food for
        cattle and horses, as well as for the honeybee. See also
        under Clover.
  
     White copper, a whitish alloy of copper. See German
        silver, under German.
  
     White copperas (Min.), a native hydrous sulphate of iron;
        coquimbite.
  
     White coral (Zool.), an ornamental branched coral
        ({Amphihelia oculata) native of the Mediterranean.
  
     White corpuscle. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
  
     White cricket (Zool.), the tree cricket.
  
     White crop, a crop of grain which loses its green color, or
        becomes white, in ripening, as wheat, rye, barley, and
        oats, as distinguished from a green crop, or a root crop.
        
  
     White currant (Bot.), a variety of the common red currant,
        having white berries.
  
     White daisy (Bot.), the oxeye daisy. See under Daisy.
  
     White damp, a kind of poisonous gas encountered in coal
        mines. --Raymond.
  
     White elephant (Zool.),
        (a) a whitish, or albino, variety of the Asiatic elephant.
        (b) see white elephant in the vocabulary.
  
     White elm (Bot.), a majestic tree of North America ({Ulmus
        Americana), the timber of which is much used for hubs of
        wheels, and for other purposes.
  
     White ensign. See Saint George's ensign, under Saint.
        
  
     White feather, a mark or symbol of cowardice. See To show
        the white feather, under Feather, n.
  
     White fir (Bot.), a name given to several coniferous trees
        of the Pacific States, as Abies grandis, and Abies
        concolor.
  
     White flesher (Zool.), the ruffed grouse. See under
        Ruffed. [Canada]
  
     White frost. See Hoarfrost.
  
     White game (Zool.), the white ptarmigan.
  
     White garnet (Min.), leucite.
  
     White+grass+(Bot.),+an+American+grass+({Leersia+Virginica">White grass (Bot.), an American grass ({Leersia Virginica)
        with greenish-white paleae.
  
     White grouse. (Zool.)
        (a) The white ptarmigan.
        (b) The prairie chicken. [Local, U. S.]
  
     White grub (Zool.), the larva of the June bug and other
        allied species. These grubs eat the roots of grasses and
        other plants, and often do much damage.
  
     White hake (Zool.), the squirrel hake. See under
        Squirrel.
  
     White hawk, or White kite (Zool.), the hen harrier.
  
     White heat, the temperature at which bodies become
        incandescent, and appear white from the bright light which
        they emit.
  
     White hellebore (Bot.), a plant of the genus Veratrum
        ({Veratrum album) See Hellebore, 2.
  
     White herring, a fresh, or unsmoked, herring, as
        distinguished from a red, or cured, herring. [R.] --Shak.
  
     White hoolet (Zool.), the barn owl. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     White horses (Naut.), white-topped waves; whitecaps.
  
     The White House. See under House.
  
     White+ibis+(Zool.),+an+American+ibis+({Guara+alba">White ibis (Zool.), an American ibis ({Guara alba) having
        the plumage pure white, except the tips of the wings,
        which are black. It inhabits tropical America and the
        Southern United States. Called also Spanish curlew.
  
     White iron.
        (a) Thin sheets of iron coated with tin; tinned iron.
        (b) A hard, silvery-white cast iron containing a large
            proportion of combined carbon.
  
     White iron pyrites (Min.), marcasite.
  
     White land, a tough clayey soil, of a whitish hue when dry,
        but blackish after rain. [Eng.]
  
     White lark (Zool.), the snow bunting.
  
     White lead.
        (a) A carbonate of lead much used in painting, and for
            other purposes; ceruse.
        (b) (Min.) Native lead carbonate; cerusite.
  
     White leather, buff leather; leather tanned with alum and
        salt.
  
     White leg (Med.), milk leg. See under Milk.
  
     White lettuce (Bot.), rattlesnake root. See under
        Rattlesnake.
  
     White lie. See under Lie.
  
     White light.
        (a) (Physics) Light having the different colors in the
            same proportion as in the light coming directly from
            the sun, without having been decomposed, as by passing
            through a prism. See the Note under Color, n., 1.
        (b) A kind of firework which gives a brilliant white
            illumination for signals, etc.
  
     White lime, a solution or preparation of lime for
        whitewashing; whitewash.
  
     White line (Print.), a void space of the breadth of a line,
        on a printed page; a blank line.
  
     White meat.
        (a) Any light-colored flesh, especially of poultry.
        (b) Food made from milk or eggs, as butter, cheese, etc.
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                  Driving their cattle continually with them, and
                  feeding only upon their milk and white meats.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     White merganser (Zool.), the smew.
  
     White metal.
        (a) Any one of several white alloys, as pewter, britannia,
            etc.
        (b) (Metal.) A fine grade of copper sulphide obtained at a
            certain stage in copper smelting.
  
     White miller. (Zool.)
        (a) The common clothes moth.
        (b) A common American bombycid moth ({Spilosoma
            Virginica) which is pure white with a few small black
            spots; -- called also ermine moth, and virgin
            moth. See Woolly bear, under Woolly.
  
     White money, silver money.
  
     White mouse (Zool.), the albino variety of the common
        mouse.
  
     White+mullet+(Zool.),+a+silvery+mullet+({Mugil+curema">White mullet (Zool.), a silvery mullet ({Mugil curema)
        ranging from the coast of the United States to Brazil; --
        called also blue-back mullet, and liza.
  
     White nun (Zool.), the smew; -- so called from the white
        crest and the band of black feathers on the back of its
        head, which give the appearance of a hood.
  
     White oak. (Bot.) See under Oak.
  
     White owl. (Zool.)
        (a) The snowy owl.
        (b) The barn owl.
  
     White partridge (Zool.), the white ptarmigan.
  
     White perch. (Zool.)
        (a) A North American fresh-water bass ({Morone Americana)
            valued as a food fish.
        (b) The croaker, or fresh-water drum.
        (c) Any California surf fish.
  
     White pine. (Bot.) See the Note under Pine.
  
     White+poplar+(Bot.),+a+European+tree+({Populus+alba">White poplar (Bot.), a European tree ({Populus alba) often
        cultivated as a shade tree in America; abele.
  
     White poppy (Bot.), the opium-yielding poppy. See Poppy.
        
  
     White powder, a kind of gunpowder formerly believed to
        exist, and to have the power of exploding without noise.
        [Obs.]
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              A pistol charged with white powder.   --Beau. & Fl.
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     White precipitate. (Old Chem.) See under Precipitate.
  
     White rabbit. (Zool.)
        (a) The American northern hare in its winter pelage.
        (b) An albino rabbit.
  
     White rent,
        (a) (Eng. Law) Formerly, rent payable in silver; --
            opposed to black rent. See Blackmail, n., 3.
        (b) A rent, or duty, of eight pence, payable yearly by
            every tinner in Devon and Cornwall to the Duke of
            Cornwall, as lord of the soil. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     White rhinoceros. (Zool.)
        (a) The one-horned, or Indian, rhinoceros ({Rhinoceros
            Indicus). See Rhinoceros.
        (b) The umhofo.
  
     White ribbon, the distinctive badge of certain
        organizations for the promotion of temperance or of moral
        purity; as, the White-ribbon Army.
  
     White rope (Naut.), untarred hemp rope.
  
     White rot. (Bot.)
        (a) Either of several plants, as marsh pennywort and
            butterwort, which were thought to produce the disease
            called rot in sheep.
        (b) A disease of grapes. See White rot, under Rot.
  
     White sage (Bot.), a white, woolly undershrub ({Eurotia
        lanata) of Western North America; -- called also winter
        fat.
  
     White salmon (Zool.), the silver salmon.
  
     White salt, salt dried and calcined; decrepitated salt.
  
     White+scale+(Zool.),+a+scale+insect+({Aspidiotus+Nerii">White scale (Zool.), a scale insect ({Aspidiotus Nerii)
        injurious to the orange tree. See Orange scale, under
        Orange.
  
     White shark (Zool.), a species of man-eating shark. See
        under Shark.
  
     White softening. (Med.) See Softening of the brain, under
        Softening.
  
     White spruce. (Bot.) See Spruce, n., 1.
  
     White squall (Naut.), a sudden gust of wind, or furious
        blow, which comes up without being marked in its approach
        otherwise than by whitecaps, or white, broken water, on
        the surface of the sea.
  
     White staff, the badge of the lord high treasurer of
        England. --Macaulay.
  
     White stork (Zool.), the common European stork.
  
     White sturgeon. (Zool.) See Shovelnose
        (d) .
  
     White sucker. (Zool.)
        (a) The common sucker.
        (b) The common red horse ({Moxostoma macrolepidotum).
  
     White swelling (Med.), a chronic swelling of the knee,
        produced by a strumous inflammation of the synovial
        membranes of the kneejoint and of the cancellar texture of
        the end of the bone forming the kneejoint; -- applied also
        to a lingering chronic swelling of almost any kind.
  
     White tombac. See Tombac.
  
     White trout (Zool.), the white weakfish, or silver
        squeteague ({Cynoscion nothus), of the Southern United
        States.
  
     White vitriol (Chem.), hydrous sulphate of zinc. See White
        vitriol, under Vitriol.
  
     White wagtail (Zool.), the common, or pied, wagtail.
  
     White wax, beeswax rendered white by bleaching.
  
     White whale (Zool.), the beluga.
  
     White widgeon (Zool.), the smew.
  
     White wine. any wine of a clear, transparent color,
        bordering on white, as Madeira, sherry, Lisbon, etc.; --
        distinguished from wines of a deep red color, as port and
        Burgundy. "White wine of Lepe." --Chaucer.
  
     White witch, a witch or wizard whose supernatural powers
        are supposed to be exercised for good and beneficent
        purposes. --Addison. --Cotton Mather.
  
     White wolf. (Zool.)
        (a) A light-colored wolf ({Canis laniger) native of
            Thibet; -- called also chanco, golden wolf, and
            Thibetan wolf.
        (b) The albino variety of the gray wolf.
  
     White wren (Zool.), the willow warbler; -- so called from
        the color of the under parts.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  white pine
      n 1: any of several five-needled pines with white wood and
           smooth usually light grey bark when young; especially the
           eastern white pine
      2: soft white wood of white pine trees

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  White Pine -- U.S. County in Nevada
     Population (2000):    9181
     Housing Units (2000): 4439
     Land area (2000):     8875.980926 sq. miles (22988.684086 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    20.622248 sq. miles (53.411374 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    8896.603174 sq. miles (23042.095460 sq. km)
     Located within:       Nevada (NV), FIPS 32
     Location:             39.307378 N, 114.922453 W
     Headwords:
      White Pine
      White Pine, NV
      White Pine County
      White Pine County, NV
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  White Pine, TN -- U.S. town in Tennessee
     Population (2000):    1997
     Housing Units (2000): 886
     Land area (2000):     2.538378 sq. miles (6.574368 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.538378 sq. miles (6.574368 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            80360
     Located within:       Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
     Location:             36.108500 N, 83.291869 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      White Pine, TN
      White Pine
  

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