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 (def. 1).
Other definitions for lac (2 of 4)
Other definitions for lac (3 of 4)
(in prescriptions) milk.
Other definitions for LAC (4 of 4)
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How to use lac in a sentence
In tiny lac-Megantic, everyone knows someone who was killed when the oil train went off the rails.‘It Was Like Hiroshima’: A Tour Through the Quebec Town Destroyed by a Runaway Train | Christine Pelisek | July 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dissolve 100 parts of gum lac in 300 parts of ammonia and heat for an hour moderately in a water bath.Practical Mechanics for Boys | J. S. Zerbe
During these first years of missionary work at lac-qui-parle, the school was well attended.
And these people at the Traverse (Sissetons they were) we found quite equal to those at lac-qui-parle.
There was at this time an elderly man who sought admission to the church at lac-qui-parle, Left Hand by name.
In these circumstances it was deemed advisable for Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins to go on to lac-qui-parle for a year.
British Dictionary definitions for lac (1 of 3)
a resinous substance secreted by certain lac insects, used in the manufacture of shellac
British Dictionary definitions for lac (2 of 3)
a variant spelling of lakh
British Dictionary definitions for LAC (3 of 3)
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