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lentisk

Line breaks: len|tisk
Pronunciation: /lɛnˈtɪsk
 
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Definition of lentisk in English:

noun

The mastic tree.
Example sentences
  • Mastiha starts as a semi-transparent sap from lentisk trees (actually evergreen bushes) found only in certain areas of the Greek island of Chios.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin lentiscus.

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