Schinus Molle
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]


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  • Schinus molle — Peruanischer Pfefferbaum Peruanischer Pfefferbaum (Schinus molle), Zweig mit Früchten Systematik Unterklasse: Rosenähnliche …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Schinus molle — noun small Peruvian evergreen with broad rounded head and slender pendant branches with attractive clusters of greenish flowers followed by clusters of rose pink fruits • Syn: ↑pepper tree, ↑molle, ↑Peruvian mastic tree • Hypernyms: ↑tree •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Schinus molle — ID 75985 Symbol Key SCMO Common Name Peruvian peppertree Family Anacardiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, FL, HI, PR, TX Growth Habit Tree …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Schinus molle L. — Symbol SCMO Common Name Peruvian peppertree Botanical Family Anacardiaceae …   Scientific plant list

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