What does the word turpentine mean?

Usage examples for turpentine

  1. There is another tree, as big as a pear- tree, thick set with boughs and leaves resembling those of the bay, bearing a large globular fruit like a great foot- ball, hanging by a strong stalk; The rind is divided by seams into four quarters, and being cut green, yields a clammy substance like turpentine. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  2. A valuable timber tree, sometimes worked for turpentine. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  3. To the right, along the distant river- bank, were visible here and there groups of turpentine pines, though most of this growth had for some years been exhausted. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt

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