Meaning of RESIN in English

RESIN

/ ˈrezɪn; NAmE ˈrezn/ noun [ C , U ]

1.

a sticky substance that is produced by some trees and is used in making varnish , medicine, etc.

2.

an artificial substance similar to resin, used in making plastics

►  res·in·ous / ˈrezɪnəs; NAmE ˈrezənəs/ adjective :

the resinous scent of pine trees

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Latin resina ; related to Greek rhētinē pine resin. Compare with rosin .

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