Pitch pine
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pitch pine — pitch ,pine noun 1. ) count a type of North American PINE tree that produces TURPENTINE 2. ) uncount the wood of a pitch pine …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pitch pine — ☆ pitch pine n. any of several resinous pines yielding pitch or turpentine, esp. a pine (Pinus rigida) of the E U.S …   English World dictionary

  • Pitch pine — (engl., spr. pittsch pein), die amerik. Pechkiefer. Holz rötlichgelb, sehr gutes Bauholz. Gelbes P. ist das Holz von Pinus ponderosa Dougl. (s. Yellow pine) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • pitch pine — n [U and C] a type of ↑pine tree that grows in North America, or the wood from this tree …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pitch pine — pitch′ pine n. any of several pines from which pitch or turpentine is obtained • Etymology: 1670–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Pitch-pine — (engl., spr. pitsch pain, »Pechkiefer«), amerikanisches Bauholz, stammt von der Besenkiefer (Pinus australis), s. Kiefer, S. 884 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pitch pine — Pitch pine, s. Nutzhölzer, Bd. 6, S. 688 …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Pitch Pine — Taxobox name = Pitch Pine status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Pinophyta classis = Pinopsida ordo = Pinales familia = Pinaceae genus = Pinus subgenus = Pinus species = P. rigida binomial = Pinus… …   Wikipedia

  • pitch pine — UK / US noun Word forms pitch pine : singular pitch pine plural pitch pines 1) [countable] a type of North American pine tree that produces turpentine 2) [uncountable] the wood of a pitch pine …   English dictionary

  • pitch pine — pelkinė pušis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos medieninis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Pinus palustris), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai), gaunama derva. atitikmenys: lot. Pinus… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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