pisasphalt
Pissasphalt Pis"sas*phalt, n. [L. pissasphaltus, Gr. ?; ? pitch + ? asphalt: cf. F. pissasphalte.] (Min.) Earth pitch; a soft, black bitumen of the consistency of tar, and of a strong smell. It is inflammable, and intermediate between petroleum and asphalt. [Written also {pisasphaltum}, {pisasphalt}, etc.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pisasphalt — erron. form of pissasphalt …   Useful english dictionary

  • pisasphaltum — Pissasphalt Pis sas*phalt, n. [L. pissasphaltus, Gr. ?; ? pitch + ? asphalt: cf. F. pissasphalte.] (Min.) Earth pitch; a soft, black bitumen of the consistency of tar, and of a strong smell. It is inflammable, and intermediate between petroleum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pissasphalt — Pis sas*phalt, n. [L. pissasphaltus, Gr. ?; ? pitch + ? asphalt: cf. F. pissasphalte.] (Min.) Earth pitch; a soft, black bitumen of the consistency of tar, and of a strong smell. It is inflammable, and intermediate between petroleum and asphalt.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pissasphalt — n.; (also pissasphaltum) [Written also Pisasphalt and Pisophalt.] Earth pitch …   New dictionary of synonyms

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