ester gum

noun Chemistry.

any of several hard resins produced by the esterification of a natural resin, especially rosin, with a polyhydric alcohol, chiefly glycerol: used in the manufacture of paints, varnishes, and lacquers.

Origin of ester gum

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019