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terebinth

terebinth (tĕr´əbĬnth) or turpentine tree, small deciduous tree (Pistacia terebinthus) of the family Anacardiaceae (sumac family), native to the Mediterranean region. It yielded probably the earliest-known form of turpentine, said to have been used in medicine by the ancient Greeks. The yield of the terebinth is now called Chian, Scio, or Cyprian turpentine. The terebinth is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Anacardiaceae.

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ter·e·binth / ˈterəˌbin[unvoicedth]/ • n. a small southern European tree (Pistacia terebinthus) of the cashew family that was formerly a source of turpentine.

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terebinth tree Pistacia terebinthus, the source of turpentine. XIV. — OF. t(h)erebinte (mod. térébinthe) or its source L. terebinthus — Gr. terébinthos.

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