|Turpentine tree |
occurs only once, via. in the Apocrypha. Ecclus. 24:16. It is the Pistacia terebinthus , terebinth tree, common in Palestine and the East. The terebinth occasionally grows to a large size. It belongs to the natural order Anacurdiaceas , the plants of which order generally contain resinous secretions.
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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Turpentine tree'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".