A large tree [[➝ trees]] with a long life, much esteemed in Israel (Isa. 6:13), offering a shaded site suitable as a burial ground (1 Chron. 10:12; ‘oak tree’, NRSV, REB; ‘tamarisk’, NJB). Its graceful branches are praised by Ben Sirach (Ecclus.=Sir. 24:16).

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  • TEREBINTH — TEREBINTH, a tree of the genus Pistacia of which four species grow in Israel (for two of them see mastic (Lentisk) and pistachio ). Most important of them are Pistacia atlantica and Pistacia palaestina, which are among the largest and most… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Terebinth — Ter e*binth, n. [L. terbinthus, Gr. ?: cf. F. t[ e]r[ e]binthe. Cf. {Turpentine}.] (Bot.) The turpentine tree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • terebinth — (n.) Mediterranean tree, a member of the sumac family, late 14c., from O.Fr. therebint (13c.), from L. terebinthus (Pliny), from Gk. terebinthos, probably of foreign origin (Creto Minoic?). The tree is the source of Chian turpentine …   Etymology dictionary

  • terebinth — [ter′ə binth΄] n. [ME terebint < MFr therebint(he) < L terebinthus < Gr terebinthos, earlier terminthos] a small European tree (Pistacia terebinthus) of the cashew family, whose cut bark yields a turpentine …   English World dictionary

  • Terebinth — taxobox name = Terebinth regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Sapindales familia = Anacardiaceae genus = Pistacia species = P. terebinthus binomial = Pistacia terebinthus… …   Wikipedia

  • terebinth — terpentininė pistacija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Anakardinių šeimos dažinis, maistinis, vaisinis augalas (Pistacia terebinthus), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų ir vakarų Azijoje. Iš jo gaunama derva. atitikmenys: lot. Pistacia… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • terebinth — noun Etymology: Middle English terebynt, from Anglo French terebinte, from Latin terebinthus more at turpentine Date: 14th century a small European tree (Pistacia terebinthus) of the cashew family yielding turpentine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • terebinth — /ter euh binth/, n. a Mediterranean tree, Pistacia terebinthus, of the cashew family, yielding Chian turpentine. [1350 1400; < L terebinthus < Gk terébinthos turpentine tree; r. ME therebinte < MF < L, as above] * * * …   Universalium

  • terebinth — noun A Mediterranean tree, Pistacia palaestina or Pistacia terebinthus …   Wiktionary

  • Terebinth —    (R.V. marg. of Deut. 11:30, etc.), the Pistacia terebinthus of botanists; a tree very common in the south and east of Palestine. (See Oak.) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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