Acaroid-resin meaning

ăkə-roid
A yellow or reddish resin obtained from various Australian grass trees and used in varnishes, lacquers, and paper manufacture.
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An alcohol-soluble gum resin taken from various grass trees, used in varnishes, inks, etc.: it is unique among natural resins because it forms a hard, insoluble, chemical-resistant film when heated.
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A resin used mainly in varnishes and lacquer, obtained from plants in the genus Xanthorrhoea.
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Origin of acaroid-resin

  • From New Latin acaroīdēs Greek akari a kind of mite Greek -oeidēs -oid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition