Definition of pitch pine in English:

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pitch pine

Pronunciation: /ˈpiCH ˌpīn/

noun

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.
Example sentences
  • We sampled vegetation and developed pitch pine and Virginia pine tree-ring chronologies from the midslope and the mountaintop.
  • 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.
  • Today, Steinauer explains, they've either been developed or invaded by pitch pine and scrub oak.

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