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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kauri \Ka"u*ri\, n. [Native name.] (Bot.) A tall coniferous tree of New Zealand Agathis australis, or Dammara australis), having white straight-grained wood furnishing valuable timber and also yielding one kind of dammar resin. [Written also kaudi, kaury, cowdie, and cowrie.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pitch \Pitch\, n. [OE. pich, AS. pic, L. pix; akin to Gr. ?.] 1. A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc., to preserve them. [1913 Webster] He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith. --Ecclus. xiii. 1. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) See Pitchstone. [1913 Webster] Amboyna pitch, the resin of Dammara australis. See Kauri. Burgundy pitch. See under Burgundy. Canada pitch, the resinous exudation of the hemlock tree (Abies Canadensis); hemlock gum. Jew's pitch, bitumen. Mineral pitch. See Bitumen and Asphalt. Pitch coal (Min.), bituminous coal. Pitch peat (Min.), a black homogeneous peat, with a waxy luster. Pitch pine (Bot.), any one of several species of pine, yielding pitch, esp. the Pinus rigida of North America. [1913 Webster]