from The 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.
- n. The Australian Syncarpia laurifolia (Tristania albens) and Tristania conferta, trees affording an aromatic oil. See the generic names.
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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.