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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:

Sweet \Sweet\, a. [Compar. Sweeter; superl. Sweetest.] [OE.
   swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te,
   OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s["u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. saetr,
   soetr, Sw. s["o]t, Dan. s["o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for
   suadvis, Gr. ?, Skr. sv[=a]du sweet, svad, sv[=a]d, to
   sweeten. [root]175. Cf. Assuage, Suave, Suasion.]
   1. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar;
      saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet
      beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.
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   2. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a
      sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.
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            The breath of these flowers is sweet to me.
                                                  --Longfellow.
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   3. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the
      sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet
      voice; a sweet singer.
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            To make his English sweet upon his tongue.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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            A voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful. --Hawthorne.
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   4. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair;
      as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.
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            Sweet interchange
            Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
                                                  --Milton.
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   5. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water. --Bacon.
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   6. Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically:
      (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread.
      (b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as,
          sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.
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   7. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable;
      winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.
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            Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades?
                                                  --Job xxxviii.
                                                  31.
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            Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the one
            established rule of Christian working. --M. Arnold.
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   Note: Sweet is often used in the formation of self-explaining
         compounds; as, sweet-blossomed, sweet-featured,
         sweet-smelling, sweet-tempered, sweet-toned, etc.
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   Sweet alyssum. (Bot.) See Alyssum.

   Sweet apple. (Bot.)
      (a) Any apple of sweet flavor.
      (b) See Sweet-sop.

   Sweet bay. (Bot.)
      (a) The laurel (Laurus nobilis).
      (b) Swamp sassafras.

   Sweet calabash (Bot.), a plant of the genus Passiflora
      (Passiflora maliformis) growing in the West Indies, and
      producing a roundish, edible fruit, the size of an apple.
      

   Sweet cicely. (Bot.)
      (a) Either of the North American plants of the
          umbelliferous genus Osmorrhiza having aromatic roots
          and seeds, and white flowers. --Gray.
      (b) A plant of the genus Myrrhis (Myrrhis odorata)
          growing in England.

   Sweet calamus, or Sweet cane. (Bot.) Same as {Sweet
      flag}, below.

   Sweet Cistus (Bot.), an evergreen shrub (Cistus Ladanum)
      from which the gum ladanum is obtained.

   Sweet clover. (Bot.) See Melilot.

   Sweet coltsfoot (Bot.), a kind of butterbur ({Petasites
      sagittata}) found in Western North America.

   Sweet corn (Bot.), a variety of the maize of a sweet taste.
      See the Note under Corn.

   Sweet fern (Bot.), a small North American shrub ({Comptonia
      asplenifolia} syn. Myrica asplenifolia) having
      sweet-scented or aromatic leaves resembling fern leaves.
      

   Sweet flag (Bot.), an endogenous plant (Acorus Calamus)
      having long flaglike leaves and a rootstock of a pungent
      aromatic taste. It is found in wet places in Europe and
      America. See Calamus, 2.

   Sweet gale (Bot.), a shrub (Myrica Gale) having bitter
      fragrant leaves; -- also called sweet willow, and {Dutch
      myrtle}. See 5th Gale.

   Sweet grass (Bot.), holy, or Seneca, grass.

   Sweet gum (Bot.), an American tree ({Liquidambar
      styraciflua}). See Liquidambar.

   Sweet herbs, fragrant herbs cultivated for culinary
      purposes.

   Sweet John (Bot.), a variety of the sweet William.

   Sweet leaf (Bot.), horse sugar. See under Horse.

   Sweet marjoram. (Bot.) See Marjoram.

   Sweet marten (Zool.), the pine marten.

   Sweet maudlin (Bot.), a composite plant ({Achillea
      Ageratum}) allied to milfoil.

   Sweet oil, olive oil.

   Sweet pea. (Bot.) See under Pea.

   Sweet potato. (Bot.) See under Potato.

   Sweet rush (Bot.), sweet flag.

   Sweet spirits of niter (Med. Chem.) See {Spirit of nitrous
      ether}, under Spirit.

   Sweet sultan (Bot.), an annual composite plant ({Centaurea
      moschata}), also, the yellow-flowered ({Centaurea
      odorata}); -- called also sultan flower.

   Sweet tooth, an especial fondness for sweet things or for
      sweetmeats. [Colloq.]

   Sweet William.
      (a) (Bot.) A species of pink (Dianthus barbatus) of many
          varieties.
      (b) (Zool.) The willow warbler.
      (c) (Zool.) The European goldfinch; -- called also {sweet
          Billy}. [Prov. Eng.]

   Sweet willow (Bot.), sweet gale.

   Sweet wine. See Dry wine, under Dry.

   To be sweet on, to have a particular fondness for, or
      special interest in, as a young man for a young woman.
      [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
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   Syn: Sugary; saccharine; dulcet; luscious.
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