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terebinthine

[ter-uh-bin-thin, -thahyn]
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adjective
  1. terebinthinate.
  2. of or relating to the terebinth.

Origin of terebinthine

First recorded in 1505–15; terebinth + -ine1
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Examples from the Web for terebinthine

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

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