Meaning of PINE in English
1》 (also ~ tree ) an evergreen coniferous tree having clusters of long needle-shaped leaves, grown for its soft wood or for tar and turpentine. [Genus Pinus : many species.]
↘used in names of coniferous trees of other families, e.g. Chile ~ .
2》 used in names of unrelated plants that resemble the ~s in some way, e.g. screw ~ .
piny (also ~y ) adjective
OE, from L. pinus , reinforced in ME by OFr. pin .
■ verb suffer a mental and physical decline, especially because of sorrow.
↘( ~ for ) miss and long for the return of.
OE pīnian '(cause to) suffer', of Gmc origin; ult. based on L. poena 'punishment'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004