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pine

noun uk   /paɪn/ us  
B2 [C or U] ( also pine tree) an evergreen tree (= one that never loses its leaves) that grows in cooler areas of the world: a plantation of pines a pine forest [U] the wood of pine trees, usually pale in colour: pine furniture Pine is a softwood.
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adjective uk ( also piney)   /ˈpaɪ.ni/ us  

pine

verb [I] uk   /paɪn/ us  
( also pine away) to become increasingly thin and weak because of unhappiness, especially after the death of a loved person: Carter died in 1904 after an accident and Leno pined away and died six months later.
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Translations of “pine”
in Korean 소나무…
in Arabic شَجرة الصَنَوْبَر…
in French pin, (de) pin…
in Turkish çam ağacı, çam kerestesi…
in Italian pino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 松樹, 松木…
in Russian сосна, сосновая древесина…
in Polish sosna…
in Spanish pino…
in Portuguese pinheiro…
in German die Kiefer, das Kiefernholz, Kiefern-……
in Catalan pi…
in Japanese 松…
in Chinese (Simplified) 松树, 松木…
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