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fat pine

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noun Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. lightwood.

Origin of fat pine

An Americanism dating back to 1665–75
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Historical Examples

  • As night fell, dozens of little bonfires were lighted in the plaza, made from cobwork piles of fat-pine.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

    Frederick Starr