Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft, black, tarry bitumen, intermediate between petroleum and asphalt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Earth pitch; a soft, black bitumen of the consistency of tar, and of a strong smell. It is inflammable, and intermediate between petroleum and asphalt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of bitumen.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin pissasphaltus, Ancient Greek pitch + asphalt: compare French pissasphalte.

Examples

    Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.