Dictionary » P » Piney

Piney

piney

A term used in designating an East indian tree (the Vateria Indica or piney tree, of the order Dipterocarpeae, which grows in malabar, etc) or its products. Piney dammar, Piney resin, Piney varnish, a pellucid, fragrant, acrid, bitter resin, which exudes from the piney tree (Vateria Indica) when wounded. It is used as a varnish, in making candles, and as a substitute for incense and for amber. Called also liquid copal, and white dammar. Piney tallow, a solid fatty substance, resembling tallow, obtained from the roasted seeds of the Vateria Indica; called also dupada oil.

(Science: botany) Piney thistle, a plant (Atractylis gummifera), from the bark of which, when wounded, a gummy substance exudes.

Origin: Of East Indian origin.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,061 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link