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colophony

[ kol-uh-foh-nee, kuh-lof-uh-nee ]
/ ˈkɒl əˌfoʊ ni, kəˈlɒf ə ni /
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noun
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Origin of colophony

1300–50; Middle English colofonie (<Anglo-French ) <Latin Colophōnia (rēsina) (resin) of Colophon <Greek Kolophōnía, feminine of Kolophṓnios, equivalent to Kolophṓn Colophon + -ios adj. suffix; see -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for colophony

colophony
/ (kɒˈlɒfənɪ) /

noun
another name for rosin (def. 1)

Word Origin for colophony

C14: from Latin Colophōnia rēsina resin from Colophon
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