noun mal·tha \ˈmalthə\
variants: less commonly



Definition of maltha



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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up maltha? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!