A yellow or reddish resin obtained from various Australian grass trees and used in varnishes, lacquers, and paper manufacture.
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.
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