Variant of bitumen
- Obsolete asphalt found in a natural state
- any of various black, combustible, solid to semisolid mixtures of hydrocarbons that are usually obtained from the distillation of petroleum, used to make roofing materials, sealants, paints, etc.
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Celtic (or uncertain or unknown; perhaps Oscan-Umbrian) ; from Indo-European an unverified form gwet-, resin from source Sanskrit jatu, gum, Breton bezuen, birch
- bituminoid adjective
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