- Any fossil wood which exhibits traces of having belonged to the pine family.
- (chemistry) A sweet white crystalline substance extracted from the gum of a species of pine (Pinus lambertiana, sugar pine), isomeric with quercite.
- (mineralogy) A compact granular cryptocrystalline mineral of a dull grayish or greenish white color. It is a hydrous alkaline silicate, and is derived from the alteration of other minerals, such as iolite.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
pinite f (plural piniti)
- (mineralogy) pinite