Pronounced: boo-kee-NEEST, noun
Notes: Fancy word for something
The word pinetum means “an arboretum of coniferous trees (such as pines)”
The word came into usage in the mid-1800s
Background / Comments
Where I grew up, we didn’t have an arboretum, but there was one area in which pine trees grew. My brothers and I enjoyed climbing up high enough in the trees to sway back and forth. The word comes from Latin pinetum (pine grove).