mastich
Mastic Mas"tic, n. [F., fr. L. mastiche, mastichum, Gr. ?, fr. ? to chew, because of its being used in the East for chewing.] [Written also {mastich}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A low shrubby tree of the genus {Pistacia} ({Pistacia Lentiscus}), growing upon the islands and coasts of the Mediterranean, and producing a valuable resin; -- called also, {mastic tree}. [1913 Webster]

2. A resin exuding from the mastic tree, and obtained by incision. The best is in yellowish white, semitransparent tears, of a faint smell, and is used as an astringent and an aromatic, also as an ingredient in varnishes. [1913 Webster]

3. A kind of cement composed of burnt clay, litharge, and linseed oil, used for plastering walls, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Barbary mastic} (Bot.), the {Pistachia Atlantica}.

{Peruvian mastic tree} (Bot.), a small tree ({Schinus Molle}) with peppery red berries; -- called also {pepper tree}.

{West Indian mastic} (Bot.), a lofty tree ({Bursera gummifera}) full of gum resin in every part. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mastich — noun see mastic 1 * * * mastice, mastich(e see mastiff, mastic …   Useful english dictionary

  • mastich — mas·tich …   English syllables

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  • mastich, mastiche — SYN: mastic …   Medical dictionary

  • mastic — A resinous exudate from Pistacia lentiscus (family Anacardiaceae), a small tree of the Mediterranean shores; used in chewing gum, as an enteric coating, and as a temporary filling material in dentistry. SYN: mastich, mastiche. [G. mastiche, the… …   Medical dictionary

  • διεσχινισμέναι — διά σχινίζω clean by chewing mastich wood perf part mp fem nom/voc pl διεσχινισμένᾱͅ , διά σχινίζω clean by chewing mastich wood perf part mp fem dat sg (doric aeolic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • μαστίχινον — μαστίχινος prepared with mastich masc acc sg μαστίχινος prepared with mastich neut nom/voc/acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • σχινοτρώκτας — σχινοτρώκτᾱς , σχινοτρώκτης one who chews mastich wood masc acc pl σχινοτρώκτᾱς , σχινοτρώκτης one who chews mastich wood masc nom sg (epic doric aeolic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • σχίνινον — σχίνινος made from mastich masc acc sg σχίνινος made from mastich neut nom/voc/acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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