maltha

[ mal-thuh ]
/ ˈmæl θə /

noun

a liquid bitumen used in ancient times as a mortar or waterproofing agent.
any of various natural mixtures of bituminous hydrocarbons.
a viscous mineral liquid or semiliquid bitumen; a mineral tar.

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Origin of maltha

1375–1425; late Middle English malthe<Latin <Greek máltha, málthē mixed wax and pitch
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British Dictionary definitions for maltha

maltha
/ (ˈmælθə) /

noun

another name for mineral tar
any of various naturally occurring mixtures of hydrocarbons, such as ozocerite

Word Origin for maltha

C15: via Latin from Greek: a mixture of wax and pitch
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