from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of asphalt or bitumen brought from Cuba. Also called Mexican asphalt.
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Tell me this chapapote is not the black tar that they put on roads.
To our surprise, we found here once more the eight boxes of _chapapote_, which, apparently, had been carted across.
This is the mine of chapapote or mineral tar of the country.
It is said that abundant springs of petroleum are also found in the eastern part of the island (Manantialis de betun y chapapote) between Holguin and Mayari, and on the coast of Santiago de
(Manantialis de betun y chapapote) between Holguin and Mayari, and on the coast of Santiago de Cuba.)