Rosin Definition

rŏzĭn
rosins
noun
rosins
The hard, brittle resin, light-yellow to almost black in color, remaining after oil of turpentine has been distilled from crude turpentine or obtained from chemically treated pine stumps: it is used in making varnish, inks, soaps, insulation, etc., and is rubbed on violin bows to prevent slipping on the strings, or on the hands to prevent slipping on gymnastic equipment, etc.
Webster's New World

(organic chemistry) A solid form of resin, obtained from liquid resin by vaporizing its volatile components.

Wiktionary
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
resin
verb
rosins
To rub with rosin.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Rosin

Noun

Singular:
rosin
Plural:
rosins

Origin of Rosin

  • Middle English variant of resin resin

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

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