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lacquer tree

  1. any of several trees yielding a resin used as lacquer, as Rhus verniciflua, of Japan.
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Origin of lacquer tree

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for lacquer tree

Historical Examples

  • The lacquer-tree (Rhus vernicifera) grows mainly in the island of Hondo.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • The material used in Japan is resin-lac, an exudation from the lacquer-tree (Rhus vernicifera).

  • The lacquer-tree—the Rhus vernix—which is used in the well-known lacquer work, is a handsome tree.

    In the Eastern Seas

    W.H.G. Kingston