pine [-s] n
OE pín < L. pīnus, pine tree.
- Evergreen; coniferous tree.
- Evergreen scent; pleasant, aromatic odor of the pine tree.
pine [-s] v
OE pínian < L. pœna, punishment, pain.
- Languish; decline; degenerate; deteriorate; dwindle; fade; starve; gradually expire; slowly perish; become feeble; waste away.
- Phrase “pine for”: miss; desire; long for; yearn for; feel homesick for; suffer emotionally from the lack of.