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P TerebinthusPistacia Pis*ta"ci*a, n. [NL. See Pistachio.] (Bot.)
The name of a genus of trees, including the tree which bears
the pistachio, the Mediterranean mastic tree (Pistacia
Lentiscus), and the species (P. Terebinthus) which yields
Chian or Cyprus turpentine. Pistacia TerebinthusChian Chi"ana. [L. chius, fr. Chios the island Chios, Gr. ?.]
Of or pertaining to Chios, an island in the [AE]gean Sea.
Chian earth, a dense, compact kind of earth, from Chios,
used anciently as an astringent and a cosmetic.
Chian turpentine, a fragrant, almost transparent
turpentine, obtained from the Pistacia Terebinthus.
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