maltha

[ mal-thuh ]

noun
  1. a liquid bitumen used in ancient times as a mortar or waterproofing agent.

  2. any of various natural mixtures of bituminous hydrocarbons.

  1. a viscous mineral liquid or semiliquid bitumen; a mineral tar.

Origin of maltha

1
1375–1425; late Middle English malthe<Latin <Greek máltha, málthē mixed wax and pitch

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maltha

/ (ˈmælθə) /


noun
  1. another name for mineral tar

  2. any of various naturally occurring mixtures of hydrocarbons, such as ozocerite

Origin of maltha

1
C15: via Latin from Greek: a mixture of wax and pitch

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