Pine vs Pinery - What's the difference?

pine | pinery |

As a verb pine

is .

As a noun pinery is

a hothouse or (tropical) area used as a plantation for the cultivation of pineapple plants (genus ananas ) and production of their homonymous fruit.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


  • (countable, uncountable) Any coniferous tree of the genus Pinus .
  • * , chapter=1
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess), chapter=3 citation , passage=Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine , while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.}}
  • (countable) Any tree (usually coniferous) which resembles a member of this genus in some respect.
  • (uncountable) The wood of this tree.
  • (archaic) A pineapple.
  • Synonyms
    * (tree of genus Pinus) pine tree * (wood) pinewood
    Derived terms
    * bunya pine * hoop pine * Huon pine * jack pine * Norfolk Island pine * pineal * pineapple * * * pinecone, pine cone * * pine needle * pine nut * * * pine tar * pine tree * * stone pine * white pine * Wollemi pine * yellow pine

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) . Cognate to (m). Entered Germanic with Christianity; cognate to (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m).


    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A painful longing.
  • Verb

  • To languish; to lose flesh or wear away through distress; to droop.
  • * Tickell
  • The roses wither and the lilies pine .
  • To long, to yearn so much that it causes suffering.
  • Laura was pining for Bill all the time he was gone.
  • * 1855 , John Sullivan Dwight (translator), “Oh Holy Night”, as printed in 1871, Adolphe-Charles Adam (music), “Cantique de Noël”, G. Schirmer (New York), originally by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, 1847
  • Long lay the world in sin and error pining / Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth
  • * {{quote-book, year=1994
  • , author=(Walter Dean Myers) , title=The Glory Field , chapter= , pageurl= citation , isbn=978054505575 , page=29 , passage=The way the story went was that the man's foot healed up all right but that he just pined away.}}
  • To grieve or mourn for.
  • (Milton)
  • To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict.
  • * Bishop Hall
  • One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack.





  • A hothouse or (tropical) area used as a plantation for the cultivation of pineapple plants (genus Ananas ) and production of their homonymous fruit.
  • A pinewood, pinetum, forest or grove where pine trees are grown