Definition of Lentisk

1. Noun. An evergreen shrub of the Mediterranean region that is cultivated for its resin.

Exact synonyms: Mastic, Mastic Tree, Pistacia Lentiscus
Group relationships: Genus Pistacia, Pistacia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Lentisk

1. an evergreen tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lentisk

1. A tree; the mastic. See Mastic. Origin: L. Lentiscus, lentiscum: cf. F. Lentisque. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lentisk

lentiform nucleus
lentigines
lentiginose
lentiginosis
lentiginous
lentigo
lentigo maligna
lentigos
lentil
lentil plant
lentil soup
lentils
lentinan
lentinans
lentisk (current term)
lentisks
lentissimo
lentitude
lentivector
lentiviral
lentivirally
lentivirus
lentivirus infections
lentiviruses
lento
lentogenic
lentoid
lentoids
lentor

Literary usage of Lentisk

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1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1855)
"THE lentisk. The same degree of care is expended also on the cultivation of the ... and the lentisk ;w that it may not be thought, forsooth, that there is ..."

2. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"... the gum of the lentisk tree. MASTICATE, v. To chew the food, to -ION. bruise or crush it with the teeth. -ORY. ..."

3. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom: Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with by William Rhind (1857)
"The culture of the lentisk is simple, anil attended with little trouble ; it consists much uore in cleansing than in turning the soil. ..."

4. Vegetable Substances: Materials of Manufactures (1833)
"The culture of the lentisk is simple, and attended with little trouble; it consists much more in cleansing than in turning the soil. ..."

5. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1845)
"Then fill, fill, fill to him Mill, By the lentisk copse, and the vine-cover'd hill, The sweet lily beds, and the dancing rill,— Fill, fill ! ..."

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