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mastic (n.)

gum or resin obtained from certain small trees of the Mediterranean region, late 14c., mastik, from Old French mastic (13c.) and directly from Late Latin mastichum, from Latin mastiche, from Greek mastikhe, a word of uncertain origin, probably related to masasthai "to chew" (see mastication). The substance is used as a chewing gum in the East.

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Definitions of mastic from WordNet

mastic (n.)
an aromatic exudate from the mastic tree; used chiefly in varnishes;
mastic (n.)
a pasty cement used as an adhesive or filler;
mastic (n.)
an evergreen shrub of the Mediterranean region that is cultivated for its resin;
Synonyms: mastic tree / lentisk / Pistacia lentiscus
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