Meaning of LACQUER in English
n. & v. (also lacker)
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.
Etymology: obs. F lacre sealing-wax, f. unexpl. var. of Port. laca LAC(1)
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012