Rosin Ros"in, v. t. To rub with rosin, as musicians rub the bow of a violin. [1913 Webster]

Or with the rosined bow torment the string. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

, (from the pine)

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  • Rosin — Ros in, n. [A variant of resin.] The hard, amber colored resin left after distilling off the volatile oil of turpentine; colophony. [1913 Webster] {Rosin oil}, an oil obtained from the resin of the pine tree, used by painters and for lubricating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rosin — ► NOUN ▪ resin, especially the solid amber residue obtained after distilling oil of turpentine and used for treating the bows of stringed instruments. ► VERB (rosined, rosining) ▪ rub or treat with rosin. ORIGIN Latin rosina, from resina resin …   English terms dictionary

  • rosin — [räz′ən] n. [ME, altered < MFr, resine,RESIN] the hard, brittle resin, light yellow to almost black in color, remaining after oil of turpentine has been distilled from crude turpentine or obtained from chemically treated pine stumps: it is… …   English World dictionary

  • Rosin — Rosin, Heinrich, Jurist, geb. 14. Sept. 1855 in Breslau, habilitierte sich, nachdem er mehrere Jahre im praktischen Justizdienst tätig gewesen war, daselbst 1880 und wurde 1883 außerordentlicher Professor in Freiburg, 1888 ordentlicher Professor… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • rosin — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. raisine, variant of résine (see RESIN (Cf. resin)). The verb is from late 15c …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Rosin — For other uses, see Rosin (disambiguation). A cake of rosin, made for use by violinists, used here for soldering . Rosin, also called colophony or Greek pitch (Pix græca), is a solid form of resin obtained from pines and some other plants, mostly …   Wikipedia

  • rosin — rosiny, adj. /roz in/, n. Also called colophony. 1. Chem. the yellowish to amber, translucent, hard, brittle, fragmented resin left after distilling the oil of turpentine from the crude oleoresin of the pine: used chiefly in making varnishes,… …   Universalium

  • rosin — ros·in || rÉ’zɪn n. (Chemistry) yellowish or brownish resin derived from the oleoresin or wood of pine trees (commonly used in varnishes, inks, and as a treatment for the bow of some musical instruments) v. rub with rosin, treat with rosin …   English contemporary dictionary

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