terebinth

terebinth

[ter-uh-binth]
noun
a Mediterranean tree, Pistacia terebinthus, of the cashew family, yielding Chian turpentine.

Origin:
1350–1400; < Latin terebinthus < Greek terébinthos turpentine tree; replacing Middle English therebinte < Middle French < Latin, as above

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terebinth (ˈtɛrɪbɪnθ)
 
n
a small anacardiaceous tree, Pistacia terebinthus, of the Mediterranean region, having winged leafstalks and clusters of small flowers, and yielding a turpentine
 
[C14: from Latin terebinthus, from Greek terebinthos turpentine tree]

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terebinth
Mediterranean tree, a member of the sumac family, 1382, from O.Fr. therebint (13c.), from L. terebinthus (Pliny), from Gk. terebinthos, probably of foreign origin (Creto-Minoic?). The tree is the source of Chian turpentine.
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Terebinth definition


(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.)

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