[as-fawl-tuh m or, esp. British, -fal-]


Origin of asphaltum

< New Latin < Greek ásphalton asphalt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for asphaltum

Historical Examples of asphaltum

  • A good plan is to paint the inside of the box with asphaltum paint.

  • Clean the case thoroughly and give it a coat of asphaltum paint.

  • Outside of this basin the square was paved with asphaltum, and was as hard and smooth as a floor.

    Rollo in Paris

    Jacob Abbott

  • The paving, or repaving, of all the streets with the best quality of asphaltum.

    Industrial Cuba

    Robert P. Porter

  • Most of Hilton's works are falling to decay through the use of asphaltum.

    English Painters

    Harry John Wilmot-Buxton