Definition of pine-top in English:

pine-top

Pronunciation /ˈpʌɪntɒp/

noun

  • 1In plural. The young shoots of a pine tree, especially as (formerly) used in medicines. Also attributive (in singular), in "pine-top tea", "pine-top whiskey", etc.

  • 2US slang Cheap or illicit whisky, formerly flavoured with the new shoots of a pine tree.

  • 3The top of a pine tree.

Origin

Early 18th century. From pine + top.