Meaning of LACQUER in English


[lac.quer] n [Pg lacre sealing wax, fr. laca lac, fr. Ar lakk, fr. Per lak--more at lac] (1592) 1 a: a spirit varnish (as shellac) b: any of various durable natural varnishes; esp: 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; esp: a solution of a cellulose derivative (as nitrocellulose)

[2]lacquer vt lac.quered ; (1688) 1: to coat with or as if with lacquer

2: to give a smooth finish or appearance to: make glossy -- n

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