Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Crude turpentine obtained from the cluster pine tree (Pinus pinaster) of southern Europe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An unrefined turpentine obtained from some European pines

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An impure resin of turpentine, hardened on the outside of pine trees by the spontaneous evaporation of its essential oil. When purified, it is called yellow pitch, white pitch, or Burgundy pitch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The turpentine which concretes upon the stem of Pinus Pinaster.

Etymologies

French.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French galipot; compare Old French garipotĀ ("the wild pine or pitch tree"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then you must know the special marks of this kind of tree and that, the galipot of the pine, the bark of deciduous trees, the moss that grows at their roots, the angle of the south and north-pointing branches, the stones that are moss-covered and those that are bare, and the pattern of the network of veins in the leaves.

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