Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An oily liquid hydrocarbon extracted from the creosote of beechwood tar, and consisting essentially of certain derivatives of pyrogallol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An oily liquid hydrocarbon extracted from the creosote of beechwood tar. It consists essentially of certain derivatives of pyrogallol.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The biter principle of tar. It can be separated in the form of a colorless oil.

Etymologies

Latin pix, picis, pitch + amarus bitter. (Wiktionary)

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