Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hydrocarbon obtained by distillation from the resin of the nut-pine of California, Pinus Sabiniana. It consists almost wholly of normal heptane, C7H16, and is a nearly colorless mobile liquid, having a strong aromatic smell, highly inflammable, and burning with a white, smokeless flame.
- n. organic chemistry A volatile oil distilled from the resin or balsam of the nut pine Pinus sabiniana.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A volatile oil distilled from the resin or balsam of the nut pine (Pinus sabiniana) of California.
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