turpentine tree


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turpentine tree

n
1. (Plants) a tropical African leguminous tree, Copaifera mopane, yielding a hard dark wood and a useful resin
2. (Plants) either of two Australian evergreen myrtaceous trees, Syncarpia laurifolia or S. glomulifera, that have durable wood and are sometimes planted as shade trees
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LOCALS and environmental supporters in Paphos were horrified yesterday to see a group of turpentine trees, some more than two hundred years old being destroyed to make way for new private dwellings.