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An eastern North American pine tree (Pinus rigida) having needles grouped in fascicles of three, formerly used as a source of pitch or turpentine.
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
any of several pines from which pitch or turpentine is obtained.
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|Noun||1.||pitch 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 Canada; closely related to the pond pine|