Definition of pitch pine in English:

pitch pine


  • 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An external porch with slate floor leads to a large entrance hall with an elegant staircase made of pitch pine.’


pitch pine

/ˈpiCH ˌpīn/