A black, viscous natural bitumen.
Any of several black, semisolid bitumens between petroleum and asphalt in consistency.
Any of several natural, viscous hydrocarbon mixtures, as ozocerite.
Other Word Forms
Origin of maltha
- Middle English malthe from Latin maltha from Greek a mixture of wax and pitch mel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Ancient Greek μάλθα (máltha)