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Definition: Amboyna pitch
, n. [OE. pich, AS. pic, L. pix; akin to Gr. ?.]
1. A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by
boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of
ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc.,
to preserve them.
He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith.
2. (Geol.) See Pitchstone
, the resin of Dammara australis
. See under Burgundy
, the resinous exudation of the hemlock tree
); hemlock gum.
. See Bitumen
(Min.), bituminous coal.
(Min.), a black homogeneous peat, with a waxy
(Bot.), any one of several species of pine,
yielding pitch, esp. the Pinus rigida
of North America.