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terebinth

[ ter-uh-binth ]

noun

  1. a Mediterranean tree, Pistacia terebinthus, of the cashew family, yielding Chian turpentine.


terebinth

/ ˈtɛrɪbɪnθ /

noun

  1. a small anacardiaceous tree, Pistacia terebinthus, of the Mediterranean region, having winged leafstalks and clusters of small flowers, and yielding a turpentine


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Word History and Origins

Origin of terebinth1

1350–1400; < Latin terebinthus < Greek terébinthos turpentine tree; replacing Middle English therebinte < Middle French < Latin, as above
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Word History and Origins

Origin of terebinth1

C14: from Latin terebinthus, from Greek terebinthos turpentine tree
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Example Sentences

He then eats some of a cake made of preserved figs, tastes the fruit of the terebinth tree, and drinks a cup of sour milk.

I do not know that you will equally appreciate the terebinth tree.

The oak and the terebinth are sometimes confounded together; but a small kind of the latter produces pistachio nuts.

He hears "the small hushed cry of crisp dry life The terebinth gives beneath the graver's knife."

It is eighteen feet long, plastered all over, and shaded by a splendid terebinth.

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