- a Mediterranean tree, Pistacia terebinthus, of the cashew family, yielding Chian turpentine.
Origin of terebinth
Examples from the Web for terebinth
Next to the "terebinth" was the tomb of the favorite horse of Lucius Verus.Pagan and Christian Rome
The Jews, by preference, bury their dead beneath the shadow of a Terebinth.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
I do not know that you will equally appreciate the terebinth tree.The Swiss Family Robinson
Johann David Wyss
The olive looks at the cedar and the terebinth and the palm.Judges and Ruth
Robert A. Watson
While luncheon is preparing in the shade of the terebinth, I wade into the brook and cast my fly along the ripples.Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land
Henry Van Dyke
- a small anacardiaceous tree, Pistacia terebinthus, of the Mediterranean region, having winged leafstalks and clusters of small flowers, and yielding a turpentine
Word Origin and History for terebinth
Mediterranean tree, a member of the sumac family, late 14c., from Old French therebint (13c.), from Latin terebinthus (Pliny), from Greek terebinthos, probably of foreign origin (Creto-Minoic?). The tree is the source of Chian turpentine.