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pitch pine

noun
  1. any of several pines from which pitch or turpentine is obtained.
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Origin of pitch pine

An Americanism dating back to 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for pitch pine

Historical Examples

  • But he loaded her with pitch-pine deals and sent her off to hunt for her luck.

    Falk

    Joseph Conrad

  • 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.

  • At first it stretched straight and plain through the pitch-pine woods.

    Wild Folk

    Samuel Scoville

  • For the pitch-pine's noblest qualities are, after all, not artistic, but moral.

    A Rambler's lease

    Bradford Torrey


British Dictionary definitions for pitch pine

pitch pine

noun
  1. 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
  2. the wood of any of these trees
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