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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pitch n.
 1. A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc., to preserve them.
    He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith.   --Ecclus. xiii. 1.
 2. Geol. See Pitchstone.
 Amboyna pitch, the resin of Dammara australis. See Kauri.
 Burgundy pitch. See under Burgundy.
 Canada pitch, the resinous exudation of the hemlock tree (Abies Canadensis); hemlock gum.
 Jew's pitch, bitumen.
 Mineral pitch. See Bitumen and Asphalt.
 Pitch coal Min., bituminous coal.
 Pitch peat Min., a black homogeneous peat, with a waxy luster.
 Pitch pine Bot., any one of several species of pine, yielding pitch, esp. the Pinus rigida of North America.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bur·gun·dy n.
 1. An old province of France (in the eastern central part).
 2. A richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in Burgundy, France.
 Burgundy pitch, a resinous substance prepared from the exudation of the Norway spruce (Abies excelsa) by melting in hot water and straining through cloth. The genuine Burgundy pitch, supposed to have been first prepared in Burgundy, is rare, but there are many imitations. It has a yellowish brown color, is translucent and hard, but viscous. It is used in medicinal plasters.