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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Abietin  \Ab"i*e*tin\,  Abietine  \Ab"i*e*tine\,  n.  [See 
  {Abietene}.]  (Chem.) 
  A  resinous  obtained  from  Strasburg  turpentine  or  Canada 
  balsam.  It  is  without  taste  or  smell,  is  insoluble  in  water, 
  but  soluble  in  alcohol  (especially  at  the  boiling  point),  in 
  strong  acetic  acid,  and  in  ether.  --Watts.