American turpentine

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A colorless, sweet-smelling oleo resin obtained from pine trees, Pinus australix, Pinus palustris and Pinus taeda, that are native to the southeastern United States. The oil, after distillation, is used as a diluent for oil paints.

Synonyms and Related Terms

white turpentine; Carolina turpentine

Resources and Citations

  • M. Doerner, The Materials of the Artist, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1934
  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Kurt Wehlte, The Materials and Techniques of Painting, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1975