Definition of terebinth in English:

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terebinth

Pronunciation: /ˈterəˌbēnTH/

noun

A small southern European tree of the cashew family that was formerly a source of turpentine.
  • Pistacia terebinthus, family Anacardiaceae
Example sentences
  • But as the terebinth and oak leave stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.
  • Further tests indicated the presence of resin from the terebinth tree, a Middle Eastern member of the cashew family.
  • Many of them bring cheese, eggs, honey, nuts, terebinth seeds, terebinth soap, fruit and vegetables to sell, and vie for a pitch on the pavement.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French therebinte, or via Latin from Greek terebinthos.

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Syllabification: ter·e·binth

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