lac insect

[ lak ]
/ læk /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for lac insect

lac insect
/ (læk) /

noun

any of various homopterous insects of the family Lacciferidae, esp Laccifer lacca of India, the females of which secrete lac
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