Burgundy pitch
Burgundy Bur"gun*dy, n. 1. An old province of France (in the eastern central part). [1913 Webster]

2. A richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in Burgundy, France. [1913 Webster]

{Burgundy pitch}, a resinous substance prepared from the exudation of the Norway spruce ({Abies excelsa}) by melting in hot water and straining through cloth. The genuine Burgundy pitch, supposed to have been first prepared in Burgundy, is rare, but there are many imitations. It has a yellowish brown color, is translucent and hard, but viscous. It is used in medicinal plasters. [1913 Webster]


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  • Burgundy 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burgundy pitch — noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: translation of French poix de Bourgogne 1. : a yellowish brown or reddish brown hard viscous resin obtained as an exudation from the Norway spruce and used especially formerly in medicinal plasters 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • burgundy pitch —    A viscous, slightly yielding, easy to melt resin used in repoussé to hold the work steady while it is being struck. Also see pitch and raising …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Burgundy pitch — an aromatic, oily resin from Abies (or Picea) excelsa, the Norway spruce of Europe, which has been used as a counterirritant in plasters …   Medical dictionary

  • burgundy pitch — thick resin used to hold sheet metal in place during the hammering or punching process (Art) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pitch coal — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pitch peat — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burgundy — Bur gun*dy, n. 1. An old province of France (in the eastern central part). [1913 Webster] 2. A richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in Burgundy, France. [1913 Webster] {Burgundy pitch}, a resinous substance prepared from the exudation of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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