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Apr 25, 2018
This week’s theme
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sillage
androcracy
pinetum
arctophile
make-work

pinetum
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pinetum

PRONUNCIATION:
(py-NEE-tuhm)

MEANING:
noun: An arboretum of coniferous trees such as pines.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin pinetum (pine grove), from pinus (pine). Earliest documented use: 1828.

USAGE:
“At RHS Garden Wisley, conifers were traditionally sent to the pinetum, where they were expected to reach towering proportions.”
Matthew Pottage; Conifers That Came in from the Cold; The Daily Telegraph (London, UK); Dec 9, 2017.

See more usage examples of pinetum in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I don't mind that you think slowly but I do mind that you are publishing faster than you think. -Wolfgang Pauli, physicist, Nobel laureate (25 Apr 1900-1958)

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