Variant of mastic
- a yellowish resin obtained from a small Mediterranean evergreen tree (Pistacia lentiscus) of the cashew family, used as an astringent and in making varnish, adhesives, etc.
- the treein full mastic tree
- any of various pasty substances used as adhesives, sealants, etc.
Origin: ME mastik < OFr mastic < LL mastichum < L mastiche < Gr mastichē, akin to mastichan: see masticate
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