- any of several pines from which pitch or turpentine is obtained.
Origin of pitch pine
An Americanism dating back to 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for pitch pine
But he loaded her with pitch-pine deals and sent her off to hunt for her luck.Falk
On the side of the mountain we found only yellow and pitch-pine.
After dark, the whole scene was lit up with fires of pitch-pine.The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete
William T. Sherman
At first it stretched straight and plain through the pitch-pine woods.Wild Folk
For the pitch-pine's noblest qualities are, after all, not artistic, but moral.A Rambler's lease
- 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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