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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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ter•e•binth(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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|Noun||1.||terebinth - a Mediterranean tree yielding Chian turpentine|
genus Pistacia, Pistacia - a dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit
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