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Definition: Burgundy pitch
Pitch \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.
Amboyna pitch, the resin of Dammara australis. See
Burgundy pitch. See under Burgundy.
Canada pitch, the resinous exudation of the hemlock tree
(Abies Canadensis); hemlock gum.
Jew's pitch, bitumen.
Mineral pitch. See Bitumen and Asphalt.
Pitch coal (Min.), bituminous coal.
Pitch peat (Min.), a black homogeneous peat, with a waxy
Pitch pine (Bot.), any one of several species of pine,
yielding pitch, esp. the Pinus rigida of North America.
Burgundy \Bur"gun*dy\, n.
1. An old province of France (in the eastern central part).
2. A richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in Burgundy,
Burgundy pitch, a resinous substance prepared from the
exudation of the Norway spruce (Abies excelsa) by
melting in hot water and straining through cloth. The
genuine Burgundy pitch, supposed to have been first
prepared in Burgundy, is rare, but there are many
imitations. It has a yellowish brown color, is translucent
and hard, but viscous. It is used in medicinal plasters.