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Any of several usually small trees of the genus Pistacia of the Middle East and the Mediterranean region, especially P. terebinthus, formerly an important source of tanning material and turpentine.

[Middle English terebinthe, from Old French terebinte, from Latin terebinthus, from Greek terebinthos.]
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(Plants) a small anacardiaceous tree, Pistacia terebinthus, of the Mediterranean region, having winged leafstalks and clusters of small flowers, and yielding a turpentine
[C14: from Latin terebinthus, from Greek terebinthos turpentine tree]
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(ˈtɛr ə bɪnθ)

a Mediterranean tree, Pistacia terebinthus, of the cashew family, yielding an oleoresin (Chian turpentine).
[1350–1400; Middle English therebinte < Middle French < Latin terebinthus < Greek terébinthos]
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Noun1.terebinth - a Mediterranean tree yielding Chian turpentineterebinth - a Mediterranean tree yielding Chian turpentine
genus Pistacia, Pistacia - a dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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This has been done in Cyprus, and the oldest, according to the forestry department, is a terebinth tree in Apesia, Limassol at more than 1,500 years old.
Speaking to SANA, he added that the village isencircled by mountains covered with forests of oak, laurel, terebinth, sycamore and poplar.
Low-temperature pyrolysis and co-pyrolysis of Goynuk oil shale and terebinth berries (Turkey) in an autoclave.
And the oak tree, in Hebrew "elon," and the terebinth tree, in Hebrew "elah," were stately trees often used as burial places, such as for Saul (1 Chronicles 10:12) and Rebekah's nurse Deborah (Genesis 35:8).
He also found traces of compounds inside the jugs that were popular wine ingredients at the time: resin from the terebinth tree, honey, mint and juniper berries.
oak (Quercuspersica), wild almond (Amygdalus scoparia), terebinth (Pistacia terebinthus), common fig (Ficus carica) and Persian juniper (Juniperus polycarpus), as an accumulation of their leaves produces conditions ideal for sandfly reproduction and activity, similar to what occurred in North America (25).
The opening section of the poem is set off typographically by brackets: [Supposed of Pamphylax the Antiochene: It is a parchment, of my rolls the fifth, Hath three skins glued together, is all Greek, And goeth from Epsilon down to Mu: Lies second in the surnamed Chosen Chest, Stained and conserved with juice of terebinth, Covered with cloth of hair, and lettered Xi, From Xanthus, my wife's uncle, now at peace: Mu and Epsilon stand for my own name.
The pattern was similarly reported by [6, 29, 37, 42] on terebinth, dried pomegranate, African star apple and tung seed respectively.
The other jar probably carried wine because it appeared to contain fragments of DNA from terebinth, a plant used to preserve wine.
The other most likely contained wine, because it appeared to contain fragments of DNA from terebinth, a plant that grows on Chios and was used to preserve wine.
While Alacati town offer vacationers a feeling of peace with its stone houses, streets and terebinth flavoured breeze, its town of Foca offers an opportunity to gaze at the Mediterranean seals.