white pitch

noun

Definition of white pitch

: a turpentine oleoresin obtained in Europe chiefly from the Scotch pine or the cluster pine, purified by melting with water and straining, and frequently substituted for Burgundy pitch — compare galipot

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First Known Use of white pitch

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“White pitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20pitch. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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