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pitch pine

noun
1.
any of several pines from which pitch or turpentine is obtained.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80, Americanism
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Examples from the web for pitch pine
  • From here the drive enters scrubby pitch pine and oak forest and a world of lonely beaches, sea cliffs, and dunes.
  • Fifteen feet above the tide line a waist-high northern bayberry shared a depression with a pitch pine of similar size.
  • Due to fire suppression, pitch pine communities have become increasingly rare.
  • pitch pine is a fire-dependent species and requires fire to become established and survive.
  • High elevations and dry ridges are covered with pitch pine-scrub oak and mixed oak forest communities.
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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