a scale insect, Laccifer lacca, of southeast Asia, the female of which secretes lac, a substance used in the preparation of shellac, wax, etc.
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In the case of the lac insect (C. lacca), for example, the female resembles a little hemispherical scale on the twig of a tree.Omphalos | Philip Henry Gosse
Lac, lak, n. a dark-red transparent resin produced on the twigs of trees in the East by the lac insect, used in dyeing.
British Dictionary definitions for lac insect
any of various homopterous insects of the family Lacciferidae, esp Laccifer lacca of India, the females of which secrete lac
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