from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A brown-to-black, soft, elastic hydrocarbon resin.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An elastic mineral resin of a blackish-brown color, subtranslucent, and occurring in soft flexible masses. Also called
elastic bitumenand mineral caoutchouc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Min.) A mineral resin, of a blackish brown color, occurring in soft, flexible masses; -- called also
mineral caoutchouc, and elastic bitumen.
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- noun mineralogy The mineral
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[elater, elasticity (obsolete) + –ite.]
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Asphalts and bitumens include a wide variety of hydrocarbon materials, such as gilsonite, grahamite, elaterite, ozokerite, etc., which are used for somewhat different purposes.