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 for Pinus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pinus \Pi"nus\, n. [L., a pine tree.] (Bot.)
     A large genus of evergreen coniferous trees, mostly found in
     the northern hemisphere. The genus formerly included the
     firs, spruces, larches, and hemlocks, but is now limited to
     those trees which have the primary leaves of the branchlets
     reduced to mere scales, and the secondary ones (pine needles)
     acicular, and usually in fascicles of two to seven. See
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: type genus of the Pinaceae: large genus of true pines [syn:
           Pinus, genus Pinus]

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