Mineral pitch
Pitch Pitch, n. [OE. pich, AS. pic, L. pix; akin to Gr. ?.] 1. A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc., to preserve them. [1913 Webster]

He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith. --Ecclus. xiii. 1. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geol.) See {Pitchstone}. [1913 Webster]

{Amboyna pitch}, the resin of {Dammara australis}. See {Kauri}.

{Burgundy pitch}. See under {Burgundy}.

{Canada pitch}, the resinous exudation of the hemlock tree ({Abies Canadensis}); hemlock gum.

{Jew's pitch}, bitumen.

{Mineral pitch}. See {Bitumen} and {Asphalt}.

{Pitch coal} (Min.), bituminous coal.

{Pitch peat} (Min.), a black homogeneous peat, with a waxy luster.

{Pitch pine} (Bot.), any one of several species of pine, yielding pitch, esp. the {Pinus rigida} of North America. [1913 Webster]


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