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turnverein
Turnwrest
Turonian
turophile
TURP
Turpentine
turpentine camphor weed
Turpentine moth
Turpentine State
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turpentine weed
Turpentine-tree
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turpetum minerale
Turpin
Turpinia occidentalis
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turpeth mineral definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Turpeth Tur"peth, n. [NL. turpethum, fr. Per. tirbid a cathartic, turbad a purgative root. Cf. Turbith.] [Written also turbeth, and turbith.] 1. (Bot.) The root of Ipom[oe]a Turpethum, a plant of Ceylon, Malabar, and Australia, formerly used in medicine as a purgative; -- sometimes called vegetable turpeth. 2. (Chem.) A heavy yellow powder, Hg3O2SO4, which consists of a basic mercuric sulphate; -- called also turpeth mineral.




 


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