Definition for TUR'PEN-TINE

TUR'PEN-TINE, n. [L. terebinthina; Sp. and It. trementina; G. terpentin. I know not the origin of this word; the first syllable may coincide with the root of tar.]

An oleo-resinous substance, flowing naturally or by incision from several species of trees, as from the pine, larch, fir, pistacia, &c. Common turpentine is of about the consistence of honey; but there are several varieties. Cyc.

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