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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

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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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My house was on the side of a hill, immediately on the edge of the larger wood, in the midst of a young forest of pitch pines and hickories, and half a dozen rods from the pond, to which a narrow footpath led down the hill.
A young forest growing up under your meadows, and wild sumachs and blackberry vines breaking through into your cellar; sturdy pitch pines rubbing and creaking against the shingles for want of room, their roots reaching quite under the house.
it wasn't a common pitch pine leg he kicked with, was it?
Canopy accession patterns of Table Mountain and pitch pines during the 19th and 20th centuries, p.
This unique oasis of brush-covered dunes, pitch pines and scrub oak is surrounded by suburbia and shopping malls, making it accessible to many.
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.
However, a recent study of the nitrogen budgets of pitch pines (Pinus rigida Mill.
shrub oaks bounded on a neighbors' small pitch pines, which grew very close together .
Fifty years ago this slab of Jersey's famed Pine Barrens (now called Pinelands) was a forest of pitch pines and oaks, but that was before the Department of Defense began using the area as a weapons test range.
The Dickersons have placed an equal focus on the grounds, which now have meticulously landscaped trails meandering among rock gardens with circulating water and scores of ornamental trees and shrubs in addition to native pitch pines, wild blueberries, beach plum and bayberry.
The first type, found at the Lake Maratanza site in the Shawangunks, featured dense stands of dwarf pitch pines 2-3 m tall with associated ericaceous shrubs (primarily Gaylussacia baccata and Vaccinium pallidum) and sometimes scrub oaks and gray birch as associates.