from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the terebinth.
  • adj. Relating to, consisting of, or resembling turpentine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to turpentine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to turpentine; consisting of turpentine, or partaking of its qualities.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the terebinth or turpentine-tree.
  • Of or pertaining to turpentine; consisting of turpentine, or partaking of its qualities.


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  • The opening being once made, you take about the bulk of a goose's egg of hog's lard without salt, in which you incorporate about an ounce of good terebinthine; after which take a quantity of powdered verdigris, and soak it half a day in good vinegar, which you must then pour off gently with all the scum that floats at top.

    History of Louisisana Or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina: Containing

  • In common with other camphoraceous and strongly aromatic herbs, by reason of its volatile oil and its terebinthine properties, the Scandix, or Sweet Chervil, was entitled to make one of the choice spices used for composing the holy oil with which the sacred vessels of the Tabernacle were anointed by Moses.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Its terebinthine odors scent the vernal gales that enter our open windows with the morning sun.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge

  • The White Pine, the most noble and the most beautiful tree of the whole coniferous tribe, predominates in the New-England forest; though some wide tracts are covered with the more homely Pitch-Pines, which are the trees that scent the atmosphere on damp still days with their delightful terebinthine odors.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861

  • This is an aromatic, resinous substance that is extracted from the wood of certain trees or plants, especially those belonging to the terebinthine group or family.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • These terebinthine stores were the property of the plantation lords of the lowlands of North Carolina, who correspond to the pinchbeck barons of the rice districts of South Carolina.


  • As if it were good for the oxen, and some terebinthine or other medicinal quality ascended into their nostrils.

    The Maine Woods

  • Many families from New Orleans, and other exposed situations, retire to the pine barrens of Louisiana, in the hot and sickly season, where limpid streams, flowing over a pebbly bed, and a terebinthine atmosphere are enjoyed.

    A New Guide for Emigrants to the West

  • This bark, of which they made a secret, seems to come from some terebinthine plant, and perhaps, from the _monbins_, which are common on this part of the coast.

    Naufrage de la frigate la Méduse. English

  • It is of these knots they make their tar in New-England, and the country adjacent, whilst they are well impregnated with that terebinthine, and resinous matter, which like a balsom, preserves them so long from putrefaction.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees


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