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cembra (plural cembras)

  1. The Swiss pine, Pinus cembra.
    • 1924, Katharine Symonds Furse, Ski-running[1]:
      Among the cembra trees in the Engadine the snow may be sprinkled with the nuts out of the cones.
    • 1884, John Addington Symonds, New Italian sketches[2]:
      Then comes the descent, with its forests of larch and cembra, golden and dark green upon a ground of grey, and in front the serried shafts of the Bernina, and here and there a glimpse of emerald lake at turnings of the road.
    • 1881, Alexander Leslie, The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II[3]:
      It consists principally of pines: the cembra pine (Pinus Cembra, L.), valued for its seeds, enormous larches, the nearly awl-formed Siberian pine (Pinus sibirica, LEDEB.), the fir (Pinus obovata, TURCZ.), and scattered trees of the common pine (Pinus sylvestris, L.)