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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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  • pitch-pine stumps have a chemical value that was not suspected until some fellows got rich by operating a retort.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • But he loaded her with pitch-pine deals and sent her off to hunt for her luck.

    Falk Joseph Conrad
  • But the lamps on the carriages burned brightly, and a negro was sent on in advance carrying a pitch-pine torch.

    Horace Chase Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • On the side of the mountain we found only yellow and pitch-pine.

  • David lighted his fire of pitch-pine, spread his little table, and began to cook his supper carefully.

    Rodman the Keeper Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • After dark, the whole scene was lit up with fires of pitch-pine.

  • The beams of the main-deck are of American or German oak, those of the lower deck and half-deck of pitch-pine and Norwegian fir.

  • At first it stretched straight and plain through the pitch-pine woods.

    Wild Folk Samuel Scoville
  • Then came the pitch-pine staves of a rice-cask; then a bedstead, a broken chair, a wooden flowerpot!

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • For the pitch-pine's noblest qualities are, after all, not artistic, but moral.

    A Rambler's lease Bradford Torrey
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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