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Definition: Bursera gummifera
, n. [F., fr. L. mastiche, mastichum, Gr. ?, fr.
? to chew, because of its being used in the East for
chewing.] [Written also mastich
1. (Bot.) A low shrubby tree of the genus Pistacia
), growing upon the islands and
coasts of the Mediterranean, and producing a valuable
resin; -- called also, mastic tree
2. A resin exuding from the mastic tree, and obtained by
incision. The best is in yellowish white, semitransparent
tears, of a faint smell, and is used as an astringent and
an aromatic, also as an ingredient in varnishes.
3. A kind of cement composed of burnt clay, litharge, and
linseed oil, used for plastering walls, etc.
(Bot.), the Pistachia Atlantica
Peruvian mastic tree
(Bot.), a small tree (Schinus Molle
with peppery red berries; -- called also pepper tree
West Indian mastic
(Bot.), a lofty tree (Bursera gummifera
) full of gum resin in every part.
(b[~e]rch), n.; pl. Birches
birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj["o]rk, Sw.
bj["o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche,
birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr.
bh[=u]rja. [root]254. Cf. 1st Birk
1. A tree of several species, constituting the genus
; as, the white or common birch (Betula alba
(also called silver birch and lady birch); the dwarf birch
); the paper or canoe birch (Betula papyracea
); the yellow birch (Betula lutea
); the black
or cherry birch (Betula lenta
2. The wood or timber of the birch.
3. A birch twig or birch twigs, used for flogging.
Note: The twigs of the common European birch (B. alba), being
tough and slender, were formerly much used for rods in
schools. They were also made into brooms.
The threatening twigs of birch. --Shak.
4. A birch-bark canoe.
Birch of Jamaica
, a species (Bursera gummifera
. (Zo["o]l.) See Ruffed grouse
, wine made of the spring sap of the birch.
Oil of birch
(a) An oil obtained from the bark of the common European
birch (Betula alba
), and used in the preparation of
genuine (and sometimes of the imitation) Russia
leather, to which it gives its peculiar odor.
(b) An oil prepared from the black birch (Betula lenta
said to be identical with the oil of wintergreen, for
which it is largely sold.