Pronunciation: (pon'du-rō'su, pon"-), [key]
1. Also called western yellow pine. a large pine, Pinus ponderosa, of western North America, having yellowish-brown bark: the state tree of Montana.
2. the light, soft wood of this tree, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses, ships, etc.
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