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pitch pine

any of several pines from which pitch or turpentine is obtained.
Origin of pitch pine
An Americanism dating back to 1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Of evergreens, only the pitch pine is still commonly bright.

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  • My structure is of pitch pine, and stood for 16 years without repair.

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  • The cone of the pitch pine is very unlike that of the white pine.

  • "pitch pine, of course, affords the best knots," continued Cale.

  • The sittings in the nave, and the roof timbers, are of pitch pine.

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  • pitch pine he made her of, and she's beautiful yet, for all her disgrace.

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  • Dry, too, and almost ready to live in, and all the joinery of pitch pine.

    Don Orsino F. Marion Crawford
  • Burn shavings and splinters of pitch pine, and when they turn to charcoal, put them out, and pound them in a mortar with size.

  • Gummy exudations of this pitch pine make it peculiarly liable to running fires.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Starved as is its existence, the pitch pine springs up with amazing vigor after a fire.

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British Dictionary definitions for pitch pine

pitch pine

any of various coniferous trees of the genus Pinus, esp P. rigida, of North America, having red-brown bark and long lustrous light brown cones: valued as a source of turpentine and pitch
the wood of any of these trees
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