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pitch pine

n.
An eastern North American pine tree (Pinus rigida) having needles grouped in fascicles of three, formerly used as a source of pitch or turpentine.

pitch pine

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pitchpine

n
1. (Plants) 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. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees

pitch′ pine`


n.
any of several pines from which pitch or turpentine is obtained.
[1670–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pitch pine - large three-needled pine of southeastern United States having very long needles and gnarled twisted limbspitch pine - large three-needled pine of southeastern United States having very long needles and gnarled twisted limbs; bark is red-brown deeply ridged; an important timber tree
yellow pine - any of various pines having yellow wood
2.pitch pine - large three-needled pine of the eastern United States and southeastern Canadapitch pine - large three-needled pine of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada; closely related to the pond pine
pine, pine tree, true pine - a coniferous tree
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References in classic literature ?
it wasn't a common pitch pine leg he kicked with, was it?
1991) with pitch pines in the overstory and scrub oaks and other shrubs (primarily Ericaceae) in the understory.
Early explorers and settlers often described well-spaced woodlands with open grassy understories indicative of high-frequency, low-intensity fires, and a prevalence of fire-adapted species like oak, hickory, and chestnut, with pitch pines and other low-moisture species on ridgetops.