Meaning of LACQUER in English



Pronunciation: ' la-k ə r

Function: noun

Etymology: Portuguese lacré sealing wax, from laca lac, from Arabic lakk, from Persian lak ― more at LAC

Date: 1592

1 a : a spirit varnish (as shellac) b : any of various durable natural varnishes especially : a varnish obtained from an Asian sumac ( Rhus verniciflua ) ― called also Japanese lacquer

2 : any of various clear or colored synthetic organic coatings that typically dry to form a film by evaporation of the solvent especially : a solution of a cellulose derivative (as nitrocellulose)

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