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A small southern European tree which was formerly a source of turpentine and galls for use in tanning.
- ‘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.’
- ‘But as the terebinth and oak leave stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.’
Late Middle English: from Old French therebinte, or via Latin from Greek terebinthos.
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