mastic tree


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mastic tree

n.
An evergreen shrub or small tree (Pistacia lentiscus) of the Mediterranean region, cultivated for its resin. Also called lentisk.
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Noun1.mastic tree - 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
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An interesting Cyprus connection is that Shikimic Acid is to be found in two of our native plants, Pistacia lentiscus, the mastic tree, and Opuntia ficus-indica, the prickly pear.
Calcium carbonate is spread around the trunk of a mastic tree to aid in the collection of resin on the island of Chios in Greece.
After it has completed the exploitation of a particular land space, The next line of action is to plant trees that are capable of growing in the climatic zone such as Olives, Argan, Quercus ilex, Cypresses Atlantic and Mastic tree. The team of Journalists who were on the tour were privileged to plant trees as it has become a tradition.
Mastiha has been grown for centuries on the small island of Chios, Greece, the only place in the world that the mastic tree will grow.
In 2013, the high consumption of the pistachio mastic tree fruits is confirmed, in the foraging area.
Mastiha, also called mastika, is a liqueur seasoned with mastic, a resin gathered from the mastic tree. The small evergreen tree is native to the Mediterranean region and traditionally grown on the island of Chios.