- any of various preparations containing bituminous materials and used as an adhesive or seal.
- a pasty form of cement used for filling holes in masonry or plaster.
Origin of mastic
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How to use mastic in a sentence
Now then if thou sawest her, tell me under what tree thou sawest them conversing together: He said: Under a mastic tree.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Take half an ounce each of oil of mastic, myrtle, and quinces; a drachm each of fine bole and troch.
We may infer from one of his statements that he had, at some time, been at Scio observing the making of mastic.
Whistler told us that he used a medium composed of copal, mastic, and turpentine.The Life of James McNeill Whistler|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
The sphere is of wood, the surface of which is covered with mastic or varnish, and on this the map has been drawn.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II|Edward Luther Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for mastic
- a small Mediterranean anacardiaceous evergreen tree, Pistacia lentiscus, that yields the resin mastic
- any of various similar trees, such as the pepper tree