pitch pine


Definition of pitch pine

1 : any of several pines that yield pitch especially : a 3-leaved pine (Pinus rigida) of eastern North America
2 : the wood of a pitch pine

Examples of pitch pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rest chimed in then, proffering the ways and hows of oyster-eating—this, without any of us noting the sombre white man who had emerged from the thicket of pitch pine. David Wright Faladé, The New Yorker, 24 Aug. 2020 Dollops of snow balance on the tops scraggly oaks and boughs of pitch pine. Peter Marteka, courant.com, 6 Dec. 2019 Much of the trail winds past huge white pines and pitch pine. Peter Marteka, courant.com, 21 June 2019 Areas most at risk of southern pine beetle infestation are pitch pine barrens, which are scattered around the Northeast including Long Island and Albany in New York and Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Washington Post, 10 June 2018 The southern pine beetle’s primary targets are pitch pines, red pines and jack pines. Washington Post, 10 June 2018 The marshes, pitch pines and scrub oaks give an outer Cape Cod feel to the park. Peter Marteka, courant.com, 15 May 2018 So too, at varying frequencies, do lodgepole pines in Montana and Idaho, black spruce in Minnesota, and pitch pines in New Jersey. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, 9 May 2018 Lauren Theis, a 33-year-old yoga instructor, will lead a group hike Saturday through a trail deep in the New Jersey Pinelands, past stands of Atlantic white cedar, oak and pitch pine — and maybe even a bald eagle nest. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, 19 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of pitch pine

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pitch pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitch%20pine. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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