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LC control no.sh2008000735
Topical headingMastic
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Variant(s)Chios gum mastic
Chios tears
Gum mastic
See alsoGums and resins
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Found inWork cat.: Savvidēs, T. To mastichodentro tēs Chio, c2000.
Parikos, G. The Chios gum mastic, c1993.
Encyc. Brit. online, Jan. 29, 2008 (mastic; also mastiche; aromatic resin, obtained as a soft exudation from incisions in mastic trees; used chiefly to make pale varnishes for protecting metals and paintings)
Web. 3 (mastic; also mastich, mastiche)
Wikipedia, Jan. 29, 2008 (mastic or mastix; aromatic, ivory coloured resin harvested as a spice from the cultivated mastic trees grown in the south of the Greek island of Chios in the Aegean Sea, where it is also known by the name "Chios tears")