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lentisk

[len-tisk] /ˈlɛn tɪsk/
noun
1.
mastic (def 1).
Origin of lentisk
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English lentiske < Latin lentīscus
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  • On lentisk leaves; or lie them down, ripe strawberries o'er their head.

    Theocritus Theocritus
  • The dunes were covered with thick bushes of lentisk, myrtle and similar shrubs; every step bruised some scented thing.

    The Spirit of Rome Vernon Lee
  • Nearer the shore the lentisk grows, a savory shrub, with cytisus and aromatic rosemary.

  • The sacred island, I suppose, on the other side of a bridge of boats, covered with what seems a scrub of ilex and lentisk.

    The Spirit of Rome Vernon Lee
  • Zanchine was digging up a lentisk when he heard a 'wow, wow'; he looked, and there was a baby, only a few days old.

    After the Divorce Grazia Deledda
  • My goats eat cytisus, and goatswort, and tread the lentisk shoots, and lie at ease among the arbutus.

  • And she led him to a tall plane-tree, beneath whose shade grew arbutus, and lentisk, and purple heather-bushes.

    The Heroes Charles Kingsley

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