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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
         States, of which the white pine (Pinus Strobus),
         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), 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:

alligator \al"li*ga`tor\, v. i. & t. [Because of the resemblance
   to the pattern on the skin of an alligator.]
   to form shallow cracks in a reticulated pattern on the
   surface, or in a coating on the surface, of an object.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Alligator \Al"li*ga`tor\, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el
   lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L.
   lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]
   1. (Zool.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile
      family, peculiar to America. It has a shorter and broader
      snout than the crocodile, and the large teeth of the lower
      jaw shut into pits in the upper jaw, which has no marginal
      notches. Besides the common species of the southern United
      States, there are allied species in South America.
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   2. (Mech.) Any machine with strong jaws, one of which opens
      like the movable jaw of an alligator; as,
      (a) (Metal Working) a form of squeezer for the puddle
          ball.;
      (b) (Mining) a rock breaker;
      (c) (Printing) a kind of job press, called also {alligator
          press}.
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   Alligator apple (Bot.), the fruit of the Anona palustris,
      a West Indian tree. It is said to be narcotic in its
      properties. --Loudon.

   Alligator fish (Zool.), a marine fish of northwestern
      America (Podothecus acipenserinus).

   Alligator gar (Zool.), one of the gar pikes ({Lepidosteus
      spatula}) found in the southern rivers of the United
      States. The name is also applied to other species of gar
      pikes.

   Alligator pear (Bot.), a corruption of Avocado pear. See
      Avocado.

   Alligator snapper, Alligator tortoise, Alligator turtle
      (Zool.), a very large and voracious turtle ({Macrochelys
      lacertina}) inhabiting the rivers of the southern United
      States. It sometimes reaches the weight of two hundred
      pounds. Unlike the common snapping turtle, to which the
      name is sometimes erroneously applied, it has a scaly head
      and many small scales beneath the tail. This name is
      sometimes given to other turtles, as to species of
      Trionyx.

   Alligator wood, the timber of a tree of the West Indies
      (Guarea Swartzii).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hellbender \Hell"bend`er\, n. (Zool.)
   A large North American aquatic salamander ({Protonopsis
   horrida} or Menopoma Alleghaniensis). It is very voracious
   and very tenacious of life. Also called alligator, and
   water dog.
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