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Turpentine tree


Turpentine tree occurs only once, viz. 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 Anacardiaceæ, the plants of which order generally contain resinous secretions.