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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thy·ine wood  Bot. The fragrant and beautiful wood of a North African tree (Callitris quadrivalvis), formerly called Thuja articulata. The tree is of the Cedar family, and furnishes a balsamic resin called sandarach.

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Thyine wood
    mentioned only in Rev. 18:12 among the articles which would
    cease to be purchased when Babylon fell. It was called citrus,
    citron wood, by the Romans. It was the Callitris quadrivalvis of
    botanists, of the cone-bearing order of trees, and of the
    cypress tribe of this order. The name of this wood is derived
    from the Greek word _thuein_, "to sacrifice," and it was so
    called because it was burnt in sacrifices, on account of its
    fragrance. The wood of this tree was reckoned very valuable, and
    was used for making articles of furniture by the Greeks and
    Romans. Like the cedars of Lebanon, it is disappearing from the
    forests of Palestine.