Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of artificial vulcanite in which the caoutchouc is replaced by asphaltum or tar, combined with animal or vegetable oils.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A compound in which tar or asphaltum combined with animal or vegetable oils is vulcanized by sulphur, the product closely resembling rubber; -- used principally as an insulating material in telegraphy.

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  • noun A compound in which tar or asphalt combined with animal or vegetable oils is vulcanized by sulphur, the product closely resembling rubber; formerly used as an insulating material in telegraphy.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek, from a word meaning "horn".

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