maltha

noun mal·tha \ˈmalthə\
variants: less commonly

malthite

\-ˌthīt\

Definition of maltha

plural

-s

  1. :  a black viscid substance intermediate between petroleum and asphalt —called also earth pitch, mineral tar

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Origin and Etymology of maltha

maltha from Latin, soft mixture of wax and pitch, from Greek maltha, malthē; akin to Greek malthakos soft; malthite from maltha + -ite — more at mild


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