pine
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pīn, from Latin pinus; probably akin to Greek pitys pine Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Pinus of the family Pinaceae, the pine family) of coniferous evergreen trees that have slender elongated needles and include some valuable timber trees and ornamentals 2. the straight-grained white or yellow usually durable and resinous wood of a pine varying from extreme softness in the white pine to hardness in the longleaf pine 3. any of various Australian coniferous trees (as of the genera Callitris or Araucaria) 4. pineapple 5. bench 1c • piney also piny adjective II. intransitive verb (pined; pining) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pīnian to suffer, from *pīn punishment, from Latin poena — more at pain Date: 14th century 1. to lose vigor, health, or flesh (as through grief) ; languish 2. to yearn intensely and persistently especially for something unattainable <
they still pined for their lost wealth
>
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