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coniferclick to hear

Tree that usually retains its needle- or scalelike leaves all winter long; it bears cones, hence its name, and produces a sticky sap known as resin.
conifer branch male cone female cone pine seed cone

branch click to hear

Offshoot of a tree branch along which cones develop.

male cone click to hear

The male cone is usually smaller than the female cone; it produces pollen grains that subsequently disperse into the air.

female cone click to hear

Each female cone, growing erect on a branch, contains ovules that are fertilized by pollen grains; the ovules subsequently turn into seeds.

pine seed click to hear

Edible seed inside the cone of certain species of pine that is often used in cooking and baking.

cone click to hear

Fruit borne by conifers, consisting of scales arranged in a conical shape; when the cone is ripe, seeds develop under it.