Adjective "Lac dye" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Lac dye


    Definition:

    noun

    1. a resinous substance deposited on the twigs of various trees in southern Asia by the female of the lac insect: used in the manufacture of varnishes, sealing wax, etc., and in the production of a red coloring matter.

    Compare shellac (defs 1, 2).

    Origin:
    lac