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pitch pine

any of several pines from which pitch or turpentine is obtained.
Origin of pitch pine
1670-80, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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

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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