Piney varnish
Piney Pin"ey, a. [Of East Indian origin.] A term used in designating an East Indian tree (the {Vateria Indica} or piney tree, of the order {Dipterocarpe[ae]}, which grows in Malabar, etc.) or its products. [1913 Webster]

{Piney dammar}, {Piney resin}, {Piney varnish}, a pellucid, fragrant, acrid, bitter resin, which exudes from the piney tree ({Vateria Indica}) when wounded. It is used as a varnish, in making candles, and as a substitute for incense and for amber. Called also {liquid copal}, and {white dammar}.

{Piney tallow}, a solid fatty substance, resembling tallow, obtained from the roasted seeds of the {Vateria Indica}; called also {dupada oil}.

{Piney thistle} (Bot.), a plant ({Atractylis gummifera}), from the bark of which, when wounded, a gummy substance exudes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • piney varnish — noun see piney dammar …   Useful english dictionary

  • piney varnish tree — noun see piney tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piney — Pin ey, a. [Of East Indian origin.] A term used in designating an East Indian tree (the {Vateria Indica} or piney tree, of the order {Dipterocarpe[ae]}, which grows in Malabar, etc.) or its products. [1913 Webster] {Piney dammar}, {Piney resin},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piney dammar — Piney Pin ey, a. [Of East Indian origin.] A term used in designating an East Indian tree (the {Vateria Indica} or piney tree, of the order {Dipterocarpe[ae]}, which grows in Malabar, etc.) or its products. [1913 Webster] {Piney dammar}, {Piney… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piney resin — Piney Pin ey, a. [Of East Indian origin.] A term used in designating an East Indian tree (the {Vateria Indica} or piney tree, of the order {Dipterocarpe[ae]}, which grows in Malabar, etc.) or its products. [1913 Webster] {Piney dammar}, {Piney… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piney tallow — Piney Pin ey, a. [Of East Indian origin.] A term used in designating an East Indian tree (the {Vateria Indica} or piney tree, of the order {Dipterocarpe[ae]}, which grows in Malabar, etc.) or its products. [1913 Webster] {Piney dammar}, {Piney… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piney thistle — Piney Pin ey, a. [Of East Indian origin.] A term used in designating an East Indian tree (the {Vateria Indica} or piney tree, of the order {Dipterocarpe[ae]}, which grows in Malabar, etc.) or its products. [1913 Webster] {Piney dammar}, {Piney… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piney tree — noun or piney varnish tree Etymology: piney tree from piney (as in piney dammar) + tree; piney varnish tree from piney varnish + tree : an East Indian tree (Vateria indica) that has panicles of showy white flowers and yields timber, resin, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • piney dammar — noun or piney resin or piney varnish Etymology: piney probably by folk etymology (influence of piney) (II) from Malayalam payin piney tree : a pellucid fragrant acrid resin that exudes from the piney tree when wounded and is used as a varnish …   Useful english dictionary

  • Atractylis gummifera — Piney Pin ey, a. [Of East Indian origin.] A term used in designating an East Indian tree (the {Vateria Indica} or piney tree, of the order {Dipterocarpe[ae]}, which grows in Malabar, etc.) or its products. [1913 Webster] {Piney dammar}, {Piney… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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