One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pine tree that is a source of pitch or turpentine, and typically yielding hard, heavy, resinous timber that is used in building, especially the longleaf "Pinus rigida" of the Appalachians and northeastern US.
- ‘After the Virginia pine established, most trees experienced a release in growth in the 1960s; this 1960s release event was not identified in the pitch pine from the same site.’
- ‘We sampled vegetation and developed pitch pine and Virginia pine tree-ring chronologies from the midslope and the mountaintop.’
- ‘An external porch with slate floor leads to a large entrance hall with an elegant staircase made of pitch pine.’
- ‘Today, Steinauer explains, they've either been developed or invaded by pitch pine and scrub oak.’
- ‘Among its features is the large fitted kitchen with a plumbed island unit built from pitch pine which was recycled from an old church in France.’
pitch pine/ˈpiCH ˌpīn/
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