turpentine tree


Definition of turpentine tree

: a tree that yields a turpentine or turpentinic product: such as
a : terebinth
b : a pine or other turpentine-producing conifer — compare venice turpentine
c : any of several Australian trees (as various eucalypts) that yield a resinous fluid especially : a tree (Syncarpia laurifolia) of the family Myrtaceae that is often grown for shelterbelts and hedging

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“Turpentine tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turpentine%20tree. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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