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Definition: West Indian mastic
, 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.