- any of several trees yielding a resin used as lacquer, as Rhus verniciflua, of Japan.
Origin of lacquer tree
First recorded in 1860–65
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The lacquer-tree (Rhus vernicifera) grows mainly in the island of Hondo.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
The material used in Japan is resin-lac, an exudation from the lacquer-tree (Rhus vernicifera).
The lacquer-tree—the Rhus vernix—which is used in the well-known lacquer work, is a handsome tree.In the Eastern Seas