Maltha Mal"tha (m[a^]l"th[.a]), n. [L., fr. Gr. ma`lqa.] 1. A variety of bitumen, viscid and tenacious, like pitch, unctuous to the touch, and exhaling a bituminous odor. [1913 Webster]

2. Mortar. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]

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