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lacquer tree

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noun

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

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Nearby words

laconicum, laconism, lacoste, lacoste, rené, lacquer, lacquer tree, lacquered, lacquey, lacretelle, lacrimal, lacrimal apparatus

Origin of lacquer tree

First recorded in 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lacquer tree

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

    Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway
  • 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
  • The material used in Japan is resin-lac, an exudation from the lacquer-tree (Rhus vernicifera).