Meaning of BITUMEN in English

BITUMEN

n. 1 any of various tarlike mixtures of hydrocarbons derived from petroleum naturally or by distillation and used for road surfacing and roofing. 2 Austral. colloq. a tarred road.

[ L bitumen -minis ]

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.