Burgundy pitch

noun

Definition of Burgundy pitch

1 : a yellowish brown or reddish brown hard viscous resin obtained as an exudation from the Norway spruce and used especially formerly in medicinal plasters
2 : resin from any of various pines or firs sometimes mixed with other substances (such as turpentine)

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History and Etymology for Burgundy pitch

translation of French poix de Bourgogne

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