Maltha definition

mălthə
A black, viscous natural bitumen.
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Any of several black, semisolid bitumens between petroleum and asphalt in consistency.
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Any of several natural, viscous hydrocarbon mixtures, as ozocerite.
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Thick mineral pitch.
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Mineral tar.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
maltha
Plural:
malthas

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)

    From Wiktionary