- a resinous substance secreted by various scale insects, esp. a species (Laccifer lacca) of India, that live on certain fig, soapberry, and acacia trees: when melted, strained, and rehardened, it forms shellac
Origin of lacHindi lākh ; from Sanskrit lākṣā, variant, variety of rākṣā, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form reg-, to color (from source Classical Greek regma, colored material); in part via French laque ; from Old ProvenÃ§al laca ; from Arabic lakk ; from Persian lak, of same origin, originally
A resinous secretion of lac insects, used in making shellac.
Origin of lacDutch lac or French laque, both from Old French lacce, from Medieval Latin lacca, from Arabic lakk, from Prakrit lakkhā, from Sanskrit lāk&slowdot;ā, red dye, resin.
Variant of lakh.
(countable and uncountable, plural lacs)
- One hundred thousand (commonly used in Pakistan and India).