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pl.n. (used with a sing. verb) Informal
[Shortening and alteration of turpentine.]
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n (functioning as singular)
1. (Chemistry) Brit short for turpentine3
2. (Brewing) slang Austral and NZ alcoholic drink, esp beer (esp in the phrase on the turps)
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|Noun||1.||turps - volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally|
essential oil, volatile oil - an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings
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