pihka

FinnishEdit

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pihka

  1. resin (hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees, in its natural state)
  2. (informal) love, in the expression olla pihkassa.

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To clarify the difference between Finnish terms pihka ("resin") and hartsi (resin): pihka is a natural product, which chemically speaking consists of non-volatile hydrocarbons generically called hartsi and volatile eteeriset öljyt (essential oils).

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