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A small cashew tree, Pistacia terebinthus, native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Terebinth trees are used in the production of tannins and Chian turpentine. Chian turpentine is an oleoresinous exudation that has been used in varnish recipes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Chian turpentine

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Website address 1 Comment: "Violin Varnish Glossary" at www.violins.on.ca/luthier.vargloss.html