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Terebinth   Listen

A Mediterranean tree yielding Chian turpentine.  Synonym: Pistacia terebinthus.

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"Terebinth" Quotes from Famous Books

... incorruptible wood is sometimes thought to symbolize the angels; the olive and the fig, emblems of the Holy Trinity and of the Word; frankincense, cassia and balsamodendron Myrrha, a symbol of the perfect humanity of Our Lord; the terebinth—meaning ...
— The Cathedral • Joris-Karl Huysmans

... the way was that in the noontide halt, just as the shimmer of the Lake of Galilee met their eyes, under a huge terebinth-tree, growing on a rock, when all, except Sigbert, had composed themselves to a siesta, there was a sudden sound of loud and angry altercation, and, as the sleepers started up, the Emir was seen grasping the bridle of the horse on which the ...
— More Bywords • Charlotte M. Yonge

Words linked to "Terebinth" :   flowering tree, angiospermous tree, Pistacia terebinthus, Pistacia, genus Pistacia

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