Origin of lentisk

1375–1425; late Middle English lentiske < Latin lentīscus
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Examples from the Web for lentisk

Historical Examples of lentisk

  • On lentisk leaves; or lie them down, ripe strawberries o'er their head.



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

  • 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.

  • Zanchine was digging up a lentisk when he heard a 'wow, wow'; he looked, and there was a baby, only a few days old.

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