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maltha

[mal-thuh] /ˈmæl θə/
noun
1.
a liquid bitumen used in ancient times as a mortar or waterproofing agent.
2.
any of various natural mixtures of bituminous hydrocarbons.
3.
a viscous mineral liquid or semiliquid bitumen; a mineral tar.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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
Word Origin
C15: via Latin from Greek: a mixture of wax and pitch
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