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pine (PIGN) (noun)
1. Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Pinus, having fascicles of needle-shaped leaves and producing woody, seed-bearing cones: One kind of pine is widely cultivated for ornament and shade and for its timber and resinous sap, which can produce turpentine and tar.
2. A tree that has long, thin needles instead of leaves and which stays green throughout the year: The wood of a pine is often used to make furniture.
pine (PIGN) (verb)
1. To feel a lingering, often a nostalgic desire: It was sad to see Bill pine all these months for his college sweetheart.
2. To wither or to waste away from longing or grief: If Terry continues to grieve for his dead parents, he will pine away and die, too.

Marissa's friend Erick told her that he continued to pine for the pine he had planted in the mountains where he once lived.

In other words, Erick still has a tendency to pine for the pine of his youth.

pine, pining, pined
1. To grow thin or weak with longing, grief, etc.
2. To have a great desire or longing for someone or something.
3. Etymology: From Middle English pinen, which came from Old English pinian, "to torture, to torment, to afflict"; from pin, "pain", ultimately from Latin poena, "punishment".

To pine or "to languish" is a derivative of an unrecorded Old English noun pine, "torture", originally borrowed into Germanic from pena, the post-classical descendant of Latin poena, "penalty" which is also the source of English pain.

Pine was one of the words introduced into Germanic with Christianity, and in English it was applied first to the "pains of hell". The noun has not been found in Old English; however, the verb pinian was common from an early period.

—The etymological information came from;
several sources; however, the most technical aspects are based on
information from The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology
by Robert K. Barnhart, Editor; The H.S. Wilson Company;
New York; 1988.
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(Greek: a combining form confused between three Greek roots and may mean "hunger", "dirt", or "drink"; and there is one Latin form referring to the "pine tree")
(Latin: pine tree, relating to the pine; shaped like a cone)
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pinicole (verb), pinicoles; pinicoled; pinicoling: pine trees
Living or growing on pine-trees, or in pine-woods.
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pine (PIGHN) (noun), pines (pl)
1. Any of a genus (Pinus) of cone-bearing trees having needle-shaped evergreen leaves growing in clusters, and includes many important timber trees: The stand of pine near the lake appeared tranquil and shady.
2. A tree of the botanical family (pinaceae), including the cedar, fir, etc.: Just before the Christmas holidays, Marina and Jacob took their children into the woods to find a pine to cut and to take back into their house so the can decorate it with candles, red balls, etc.
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pine (verb), pines; pined; pining
1. To yearn or have a strong wish for something or someone often with a nostalgic feeling: Even though Jerome had lived for many years in the new country, he still pined for his native land.
2. To ache, to long for, or to desire strongly for someone or something: After suffering so much heartbreak, Marina continued to pine for her lost child.
3. Etymology: from Latin poena (Greek poine), "punishment, penalty", which also is the basis for the English word pain.
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amber pine
A reference to the coniferous trees from which resin was extruded.
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