mastic

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Mastic tears

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Latin mastiche, from Ancient Greek μαστίχη (mastíkhē), from μαστιχάω (mastikháō, I chew) (note the chewing gum sense).

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mastic (plural mastics)

  1. An evergreen shrub or small tree, Pistacia lentiscus, native to the Mediterranean.
  2. A hard, brittle, aromatic and transparent resin produced by this tree and used to make varnishes and chewing gum, and as a flavouring.
  3. A flexible, waterproof cement used as an adhesive, sealant or filler.

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