terebinth

noun
ter·​e·​binth | \ ˈter-ə-ˌbin(t)th How to pronounce terebinth (audio) \

Definition of terebinth

: a small European tree (Pistacia terebinthus) of the cashew family yielding turpentine

Examples of terebinth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vegetation on the trail—terebinth and spiny hawthorn—was dry and gnarled. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The vegetation on the trail—terebinth and spiny hawthorn—was dry and gnarled. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The vegetation on the trail—terebinth and spiny hawthorn—was dry and gnarled. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The vegetation on the trail—terebinth and spiny hawthorn—was dry and gnarled. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The vegetation on the trail—terebinth and spiny hawthorn—was dry and gnarled. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The vegetation on the trail—terebinth and spiny hawthorn—was dry and gnarled. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 3 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of terebinth

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terebinth

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

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

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5 Oct 2021

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“Terebinth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terebinth. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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