Meaning of LACQUER in English

LACQUER

n. & v. (also lacker)

--n.

1. a sometimes coloured liquid made of shellac dissolved in alcohol, or of synthetic substances, that dries to form a hard protective coating for wood, brass, etc.

2 a chemical substance sprayed on hair to keep it in place.

3 the sap of the lacquer-tree used to varnish wood etc.

--v.tr. coat with lacquer.

Phrases and idioms:

lacquer-tree an E. Asian tree, Rhus verniciflua, the sap of which is used as a hard-wearing varnish for wood.

Derivatives:

lacquerer n.

Etymology: obs. F lacre sealing-wax, f. unexpl. var. of Port. laca LAC(1)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.