Pisasphaltum
Pisasphaltum Pis`as*phal"tum, n. See {Pissasphalt}. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • 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… …   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

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