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terebinthine

[ ter-uh-bin-thin, -thahyn ]
/ ˌtɛr əˈbɪn θɪn, -θaɪn /
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adjective
of or relating to the terebinth.
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Origin of terebinthine

First recorded in 1505–15; terebinth + -ine1
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How to use terebinthine in a sentence

  • Its terebinthine odors scent the vernal gales that enter our open windows with the morning sun.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge|Ella Rodman Church
  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for terebinthine

terebinthine
/ (ˌtɛrɪˈbɪnθaɪn) /

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