Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The peebeen of northern Queensland, Syncarpia Hillii.
- n. In New Zealand, same as tarata.
- n. The terebinth-tree, Pistacia Terebinthus, the source of Chian or Scio turpentine. Though the range of the terebinth is wide, the moderate demand is met by about l,000 trees, some of them 800 or 900 years old, on the isle of Scio. See
- n. The Australian Syncarpia laurifolia (Tristania albens) and Tristania conferta, trees affording an aromatic oil. See the generic names.
“A broad door led by a flight of stone steps to the couchlike roots of a gigantic turpentine-tree whose deep shade harbored birds of every hue.”
“In Zagros, besides most of these trees, the ash and the terebinth or turpentine-tree are common; the oak bears gall-nuts of a large size; and the gum-tragacanth plant frequently clothes the mountain-sides.”
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“Some I have heard, who, in their winter-feasts, compared him to the turpentine-tree, that never fails of yielding its sap and gummy distillation in all seasons: others to those temperate and mild days, which are sometimes seen in the midst of the severest winter.”
“(an old name for the lime-tree, the tilia), Isa. 6: 13, the terebinth, or turpentine-tree, the Pistacia terebinthus of botanists.”
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