pine tar

pine tar

noun
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.

Origin:
1875–80

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pine tar
 
n
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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pine tar n.
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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