any of several trees yielding a resin used as lacquer, as Rhus verniciflua, of Japan.
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How to use lacquer tree in a sentence
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
It is made from the juice of the lacquer tree, (Rhus vernicifera) which is tapped during the summer months.Handwork in Wood | William Noyes
The material used in Japan is resin-lac, an exudation from the lacquer-tree (Rhus vernicifera).
The Japanese lacquer tree yields the black varnish used in all lacquered wares.Trees Worth Knowing | Julia Ellen Rogers
The lacquer-tree (Rhus vernicifera) grows mainly in the island of Hondo.Commercial Geography | Jacques W. Redway