Burgundy pitch

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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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translation of French poix de Bourgogne

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“Burgundy pitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Burgundy%20pitch. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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