Variant of lacquer
- a coating substance consisting of resinous materials, as cellulose esters or ethers, shellac, or gum or alkyd resins, dissolved in ethyl alcohol or other solvent that evaporates rapidly on application, leaving a tough, adherent film: pigments are often added to form
- a resinous varnish obtained from certain Chinese and Japanese trees (esp. Toxicodendron verniciflua) of the cashew family, used to give a hard, smooth, highly polished finish to wood
- a decorative article or articles made of wood and coated with this lacquer
Origin: Fr laquer, earlier lacre < Port < laca, gum lac < Hindi lākh: see lac
- lacquerer noun
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