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1. The mastic tree.
2. The aromatic resin of the mastic tree, used in varnishes and as a flavoring and formerly in chewing gum and as a medicine.
3. Any of various substances used as an adhesive or sealant.
4. A pastelike cement used in highway construction, especially one made with powdered lime or brick and tar.

[Middle English, mastic resin, from Old French mastich, from Latin mastichum, mastichē, from Greek mastikhē, chewing gum, mastic, from mastikhān, to grind the teeth.]


1. (Plants) Also called: mastix an aromatic resin obtained from the mastic tree and used as an astringent and to make varnishes and lacquers
2. (Plants) mastic tree
a. a small Mediterranean anacardiaceous evergreen tree, Pistacia lentiscus, that yields the resin mastic
b. any of various similar trees, such as the pepper tree
3. (Building) any of several sticky putty-like substances used as a filler, adhesive, or seal in wood, plaster, or masonry
4. (Brewing) a liquor flavoured with mastic gum
[C14: via Old French from Late Latin mastichum, from Latin, from Greek mastikhē resin used as chewing gum; from mastikhan to grind the teeth]


(ˈmæs tɪk)

1. a small Mediterranean tree, Pistacia lentiscus, of the cashew family, that is the source of an aromatic resin used in making varnish and adhesives.
2. resin obtained from the mastic or a related tree.
a. any of various preparations containing bituminous materials and used as an adhesive or seal.
b. a pasty form of cement used for filling holes in masonry or plaster.
[1350–1400; < Latin < Greek mastíchē chewing gum, akin to mastichân to gnash the teeth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mastic - an aromatic exudate from the mastic treemastic - an aromatic exudate from the mastic tree; used chiefly in varnishes
natural resin - a plant exudate
2.mastic - a pasty cement used as an adhesive or filler
cement - something that hardens to act as adhesive material
filler - used for filling cracks or holes in a surface
3.mastic - an evergreen shrub of the Mediterranean region that is cultivated for its resin
genus Pistacia, Pistacia - a dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
lentiscomatamata charneca


[ˈmæstɪk] Nmasilla f


n (Build) → Mastix m
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