terebinth

noun

ter·​e·​binth ˈter-ə-ˌbin(t)th How to pronounce terebinth (audio)
: a small European tree (Pistacia terebinthus) of the cashew family yielding turpentine

Word History

Etymology

Middle English terebynt, from Anglo-French terebinte, from Latin terebinthus — more at turpentine

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of terebinth was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Terebinth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terebinth. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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