from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the pine; obtained from the pine; formerly, designating an acid which is the chief constituent of common resin, -- now called abietic, or sylvic, acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or derived from the pine-tree; noting one of the acids found in resin: as, pinic acid.


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