Chian turpentine
Chian Chi"ana. [L. chius, fr. Chios the island Chios, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Chios, an island in the [AE]gean Sea. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Chian turpentine — noun a turpentine exuded by the terebinth • Hypernyms: ↑turpentine, ↑gum terpentine * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized C : turpentine 1a * * * /kuy euhn/ turpentine (def. 2). [1885 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chian turpentine — /kuy euhn/ turpentine (def. 2). [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Chian turpentine — Chi′an tur′pentine [[t]ˈkaɪ ən[/t]] n. pln See under terebinth • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Chian — Chi ana. [L. chius, fr. Chios the island Chios, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Chios, an island in the [AE]gean Sea. [1913 Webster] {Chian earth}, a dense, compact kind of earth, from Chios, used anciently as an astringent and a cosmetic. {Chian… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chian earth — Chian Chi ana. [L. chius, fr. Chios the island Chios, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Chios, an island in the [AE]gean Sea. [1913 Webster] {Chian earth}, a dense, compact kind of earth, from Chios, used anciently as an astringent and a cosmetic.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turpentine — Tur pen*tine, n. [F. t[ e]r[ e]bentine, OF. also turbentine; cf. Pr. terebentina, terbentina, It. terebentina, trementina; fr. L. terebinthinus of the turpentine tree, from terebinthus the turpentine tree. Gr. ?, ?. See {Terebinth}.] A semifluid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turpentine moth — Turpentine Tur pen*tine, n. [F. t[ e]r[ e]bentine, OF. also turbentine; cf. Pr. terebentina, terbentina, It. terebentina, trementina; fr. L. terebinthinus of the turpentine tree, from terebinthus the turpentine tree. Gr. ?, ?. See {Terebinth}.] A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turpentine tree — Turpentine Tur pen*tine, n. [F. t[ e]r[ e]bentine, OF. also turbentine; cf. Pr. terebentina, terbentina, It. terebentina, trementina; fr. L. terebinthinus of the turpentine tree, from terebinthus the turpentine tree. Gr. ?, ?. See {Terebinth}.] A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turpentine — turpentinic /terr peuhn tin ik/, turpentinous /terr peuhn tin euhs, tuy neuhs/, turpentiny /terr peuhn tuy nee/, adj. /terr peuhn tuyn /, n., v., turpentined, turpentining. n. 1. any of various oleoresins derived from coniferous trees, esp. the… …   Universalium

  • turpentine — tur•pen•tine [[t]ˈtɜr pənˌtaɪn[/t]] n. v. tined, tin•ing 1) chem. pln any of various oleoresins derived from coniferous trees and yielding a volatile oil and a resin when distilled 2) chem. Also called oil of turpentine spirits of turpentine a… …   From formal English to slang

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