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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A viscous black fluid that is a byproduct of the destructive distillation of wood and is used in pitch, preservatives, and medicines.

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  • noun any tar obtained by the destructive distillation of wood

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