Definitions starting with F

ID #3638

fat pine

[cf. OED fat of wood: resinous (U.S.); cf. US dial. South fat-pine pitch pine ADD] n. 1. a resinous pine tree (sp?), the wood of which is used for kindling. (White)

2. kindling wood in general: 1977 To start a fire, kindling (usually fat pine and shavings from the boat yard) was used (Albury 10). (Andros, White)

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2010-11-27 20:02
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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