AskDefine | Define galipot

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Noun

  1. An unrefined turpentine obtained from some European pines

Extensive Definition

Galipot is an organic compound, referring specifically to an impure resin of turpentine. It is obtained from pine trees by evaporation of the essential oil and once purified is called yellow pitch, white pitch or Burgundy pitch.

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