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terebinthine

[ter-uh-bin-thin, -thahyn] /ˌtɛr əˈbɪn θɪn, -θaɪn/
adjective
2.
of or relating to the terebinth.
Origin of terebinthine
1505-1515
First recorded in 1505-15; terebinth + -ine1
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Historical Examples
  • As if it were good for the oxen, and some terebinthine or other medicinal quality ascended into their nostrils.

    The Maine Woods

    Henry David Thoreau
  • It was a high region of rolling country, heavily wooded with magnificent pine forests, rich in terebinthine resources.

    Voyage of the Paper Canoe Nathaniel H. Bishop
  • Its terebinthine odors scent the vernal gales that enter our open windows with the morning sun.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge Ella Rodman Church
British Dictionary definitions for terebinthine

terebinthine

/ˌtɛrɪˈbɪnθaɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to terebinth or related plants
2.
of, consisting of, or resembling turpentine
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