lentisk


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Related to lentisk: mastic tree, Pistacia lentiscus

len·tisk

 (lĕn′tĭsk′)
[Middle English lentiske, from Latin lentīscus.]

lentisk

(ˈlɛntɪsk)
n
(Plants) a mastic tree, Pistacia lentiscus
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Noun1.lentisk - an evergreen shrub of the Mediterranean region that is cultivated for its resin
genus Pistacia, Pistacia - a dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
References in classic literature ?
Barely a few dwarf plants could now be noticed, like those on the wild heaths of Scotland; then came the first tract of grayish sand and flint, with here and there a lentisk tree and brambles.
This analysis suggested that the vegetation on the pre-littoral plains was dominated by the mastic tree or lentisk (Pistacia lentiscus), with rosemary, leguminous, kermes oak, buckthorn (Rhamnus-Phillyrea), rock rose (Cistus) and juniper also present.