Lac definitions

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A resinous secretion of lac insects, used in making shellac.
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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.
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A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree by the female of Coccus lacca, a scale-shaped insect.
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One hundred thousand (commonly used in Pakistan and India).
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Origin of lac

Dutch lac or French laque both from Old French lacce from Medieval Latin lacca from Arabic lakk from Prakrit lakkhā from Sanskrit lākṭā red dye, resin