Galipot

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Pine Pinus pinaster

Description

A thick, oleoresin obtained from the cluster pine tree, Pinus pinaster, native to southern Europe. Galipot is similar to Venice turpentine and can be distilled to produce turpentine.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Pinus pinaster; résine de pin, résine (Fr.); resina de pino (Esp.); gallipot; yellow pitch; white pitch; Burgundy pitch

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998