Pis"sas*phalt (?), n. [L. pissasphaltus, Gr. ; pitch + asphalt: cf. F. pissasphalte.] Min.

Earth pitch; a soft, black bitumen of the consistence of tar, and of a strong smell. It is inflammable, and intermediate between petroleum and asphalt.

[Written also pisasphaltum, pisasphalt, etc.]

 

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