lac

1
[ lak ]
/ læk /

noun

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(defs 1, 2).

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Origin of lac

1
1545–55; < Hindi lākh ≪ Sanskrit lākṣā

Definition for lac (2 of 4)

lac2
[ lahk ]
/ lɑk /

noun

(in India)
the sum of 100,000, especially of rupees. The usual punctuation for sums of Indian money above a lac is with a comma after the number of lacs: Rs. 30,52,000 (i.e., 30 lacs and 52,000) instead of 3,052,000.
an indefinitely large number.
Also lakh.

Origin of lac

2
1605–15; < Hindi lākh ≪ Sanskrit lakṣa

Definition for lac (3 of 4)

lac3
[ lak ]
/ læk /

noun

(in prescriptions) milk.

Origin of lac

3
From Latin

Definition for lac (4 of 4)

LAC

leading aircraftsman.
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British Dictionary definitions for lac (1 of 3)

lac1
/ (læk) /

noun

a resinous substance secreted by certain lac insects, used in the manufacture of shellac

Word Origin for lac

C16: from Dutch lak or French laque, from Hindi lākh resin, ultimately from Sanskrit lākshā

British Dictionary definitions for lac (2 of 3)

lac2
/ (lɑːk) /

noun

a variant spelling of lakh

British Dictionary definitions for lac (3 of 3)

LAC
/ British /

abbreviation for

leading aircraftman
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Medical definitions for lac

lac
[ lăk ]

n.

Milk.
A whitish, milky looking liquid.
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