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

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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“Terebinth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terebinth. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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