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terebinth

[ter-uh-binth] /ˈtɛr ə bɪnθ/
noun
1.
a Mediterranean tree, Pistacia terebinthus, of the cashew family, yielding Chian turpentine.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; < Latin terebinthus < Greek terébinthos turpentine tree; replacing Middle English therebinte < Middle French < Latin, as above
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terebinth

/ˈtɛrɪbɪnθ/
noun
1.
a small anacardiaceous tree, Pistacia terebinthus, of the Mediterranean region, having winged leafstalks and clusters of small flowers, and yielding a turpentine
Word Origin
C14: from Latin terebinthus, from Greek terebinthos turpentine tree
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Word Origin and History for terebinth
n.

Mediterranean tree, a member of the sumac family, late 14c., from Old French therebint (13c.), from Latin terebinthus (Pliny), from Greek terebinthos, probably of foreign origin (Creto-Minoic?). The tree is the source of Chian turpentine.

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terebinth in the Bible

(R.V. marg. of Deut. 11:30, etc.), the Pistacia terebinthus of botanists; a tree very common in the south and east of Palestine. (See OAK.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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