pitch pine

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

Origin:
1670–80, Americanism

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pitch pine
 
n
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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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.
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