kauri resin

  1. a hard resin obtained from the bark of the kauri or found, sometimes in masses of as much as 100 pounds (45 kilograms), in the soil where the tree has grown: used chiefly in making varnish.

Origin of kauri resin

First recorded in 1855–60
  • Also kauri, kauri gum, kauri copal.

Words Nearby kauri resin

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