mineral tar


noun

bitumen of the consistency of tar; maltha.

Nearby words

  1. mineral kingdom,
  2. mineral oil,
  3. mineral pitch,
  4. mineral spirits,
  5. mineral spring,
  6. mineral water,
  7. mineral wax,
  8. mineral wells,
  9. mineral wool,
  10. mineral.

Origin of mineral tar

First recorded in 1790–1800

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British Dictionary definitions for mineral tar

mineral tar

noun

a natural black viscous tar intermediate in properties between petroleum and asphaltAlso called: maltha
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