terebinth


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Synonyms for terebinth

a Mediterranean tree yielding Chian turpentine

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The origin of the amphora on the right is still unknown, but its DNA analysis showed that it contained terebinth, a resin from a shrub related to pistachios.
Thanks to its terebinth flavoured winds, Alacati is known worldwide with windmills and wind surfing.
At the edges I planted a variety of native Galilee seedlings: olive, oak, hawthorn, wild maple, pistachio, myrtle, rock rose, bay leaf, Judah's tree, terebinth, and carob.
And the Lord appeared unto him [Abraham] by the terebinth of Mamre.
Terebinth on his subject, & amused himself with striking with his scalpel at the maggots, as they issued from their retreats.
Later Christian sources such as the Chronicon Paschale reported that, after the emperor Hadrian put down the Jewish revolt in 135 C.E., so many Jews were on sale as slaves at the Terebinth market in Hebron that they brought less per person than did a horse; see Anthony R.
(11) Further to the west, in Muslim Anatolia among the Tahtaci, we find a prayer addressed to the elements: 'mountains, stones, great trees and rivers, carry away the sickness my child is suffering from!' (12) Finally we know of several 'tree saints', such as Cinar Dede (the oak saint), Citlenbik Dede (the terebinth saint), Agac Baba (the tree saint), Aqterak Khojam (the white poplar master), an indication that a being can pass at will from the human mode of life to the plant mode.
(Would you know what camphire, fitches and terebinth were?).
Here too are liveoak and terebinth. Standing here still are the dead trunks of giant almond trees that I've seen my father wrestling to uproot.
Perhaps conveniently, he is also mad, a one-eyed humpback in a silk robe and a black beret, who goes on too much, in his grape bower, his cave, his magic barrel, the cleft of his terebinth tree, about "his patron and protector," the hermit Darius and a hunter "who draws lions in the sand:' Khilmi belongs to another literature entirely, the Koran and Arabian Nights.
Then Shacham leads the way to a crop bed under development, where deep-rooted terebinth trees and date palms have been planted as a break against wind and erosion.
While there have been new pine and terebinth plantations, their growth is slow, as little as two or three centimetres.