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naval stores

noun
1.
supplies for warships.
2.
various products of the pine tree, as resin, pitch, or turpentine, used in building and maintaining wooden ships.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
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naval stores

products such as tar, pitch, turpentine, pine oil, rosin, and terpenes obtained from the pine and other coniferous trees, and originally used in maintaining wooden sailing ships. Naval stores are produced chiefly by the United States and France, with large amounts coming also from Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Mexico

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