Norfolk Island pine
noun Date: 1803 an evergreen tree (Araucaria heterophylla syn. A. excelsa) of the araucaria family that is native to Australia and Norfolk Island and that is often grown as a houseplant — called also Norfolk pine

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  • Norfolk Island pine — Pine Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.] 1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See {Pinus}. [1913 Webster] Note: There are about twenty eight species in the United States, of which the {white pine} ({Pinus Strobus}), the {Georgia pine} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Norfolk Island pine — n. an evergreen tree (Araucaria excelsa) of the araucaria family, with small needles and branches, commonly grown as a pot plant or outdoors in warm climates …   English World dictionary

  • Norfolk Island-pine — aukštoji araukarija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Araukarijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Araucaria heterophylla), paplitęs Australijoje (Norfolko saloje). atitikmenys: lot. Araucaria heterophylla angl. Norfolk Island pine vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Norfolk Island pine — a coniferous evergreen tree, Araucaria heterophylla (or A. excelsa), having whorled branches and needlelike foliage, widely cultivated as a houseplant. Also called Australian pine, Norfolk pine. [1795 1805] * * * Evergreen timber and ornamental… …   Universalium

  • Norfolk Island pine — noun a tall coniferous tree, Araucaria heterophylla, native to Norfolk Island, but often cultivated elsewhere on deep sands in coastal areas …   Australian English dictionary

  • norfolk island pine — noun evergreen of Australia and Norfolk Island in the South Pacific • Syn: ↑Araucaria heterophylla, ↑Araucaria excelsa • Hypernyms: ↑araucaria …   Useful english dictionary

  • Norfolk Island — Territory of Norfolk Island Norfolk Island …   Wikipedia

  • Norfolk Island — an island in the S Pacific between New Caledonia and New Zealand: a territory of Australia. 1683; 13 sq. mi. (34 sq. km). * * * Norfolk Island Introduction Norfolk Island Background: Two British attempts at establishing the island as a penal… …   Universalium

  • Norfolk Island — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Norfolk Island <p></p> Background: <p></p> Two British attempts at establishing the island as a penal colony (1788 1814 and 1825 55) were ultimately abandoned. In 1856 …   The World Factbook

  • Norfolk Island Airport — IATA: NLK – ICAO: YSNF Summary Airport type Public Operator Administration of Norfolk Island Serves …   Wikipedia

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