a very viscid, blackish-brown liquid having an odor resembling that of turpentine, obtained by the destructive distillation of pine wood, used in paints, roofing, soaps, and, medicinally, for skin infections.
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Origin of pine tar
First recorded in 1875–80
Words nearby pine tar
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British Dictionary definitions for pine tar
a brown or black semisolid or viscous substance, produced by the destructive distillation of pine wood, used in roofing compositions, paints, medicines, etc
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Medical definitions for pine tar
[ pīn ]
A viscous or semisolid brown-to-black substance produced by distillation of pine wood and used as an expectorant and antiseptic.
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