pitch pine



any of several pines from which pitch or turpentine is obtained.

Nearby words

  1. pitch in,
  2. pitch into,
  3. pitch lake,
  4. pitch line,
  5. pitch on,
  6. pitch pipe,
  7. pitch plane,
  8. pitch shot,
  9. pitch surface,
  10. pitch wart

Origin of pitch pine

An Americanism dating back to 1670–80

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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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