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mastic tree
Mastic Mas"tic, 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 (P. Lentiscus), 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. Barbary mastic (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.

Meaning of mastic tree from wikipedia

- Mastic (Gr****: Μαστίχα) is a resin obtained from the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus). It is also known as tears of Chios, being traditionally produced...
- Mastic tree is a common name for several plants and may refer to: Pistacia lentiscus (Anacardiaceae) – masticMediterranean region Sideroxylon foetidissimum...
- liqueur seasoned with mastic, a resin with a slightly pine or cedar-like flavor gathered from the mastic tree, a small evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean...
- Mastic Beach, New York, USA Mastic Reserve, Cayman Islands Mastic–Shirley (LIRR station), Shirley, New York, USA Mastic tree (disambiguation) Mastic Brandy...
- species of pistachio tree known by the English common name Mt. Atlas mastic tree, Cyprus turpentine tree, and the Persian turpentine tree. Pistacia ranges...
- lentiscus (also lentisk; mastic; Gr****: μαστίχα mastíkha; Turkish: damla sakızı) is a dioecious evergreen shrub or small tree of the genus Pistacia, growing...
- indica, labdanum from mediterranean species of Cistus, mastic (plant resin) from the mastic tree Pistacia lentiscus, myrrh from shrubs of Commiphora, sandarac...
- and the mastic is usually found more frequently in areas where the Mediterranean influence of the sea moderates the climate. The mastic tree does not...
- of Alaçatı on a book. Mastic is a natural resin that runs down when a mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus) is cut. Originally mastic is sun-dried into pieces...
- includes the pistachio and mastic tree) is now included, but was previously placed in its own family, the Pistaciaceae. Trees or shrubs, each has incon****uous...