Stick-lac
Lac Lac, n. [Per. lak; akin to Skr. l[=a]ksh[=a]: cf. F. lague, It. & NL. lacca. Cf. {Lake} a color, {Lacquer}, {Litmus}.] A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree, but to some extent on other trees, by the {Laccifer lacca} (formerly {Coccus lacca}), a scale-shaped insect, the female of which fixes herself on the bark, and exudes from the margin of her body this resinous substance. [1913 Webster]

Note: {Stick-lac} is the substance in its natural state, incrusting small twigs. When broken off, and the coloring matter partly removed, the granular residuum is called {seed-lac}. When melted, and reduced to a thin crust, it is called {shell-lac} or {shellac}. Lac is an important ingredient in sealing wax, dyes, varnishes, and lacquers. [1913 Webster]

{Ceylon lac}, a resinous exudation of the tree {Croton lacciferum}, resembling lac.

{Lac dye}, a scarlet dye obtained from stick-lac.

{Lac lake}, the coloring matter of lac dye when precipitated from its solutions by alum.

{Mexican lac}, an exudation of the tree {Croton Draco}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Stick-lac — n. See the Note under {Lac}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stick|lac — «STIHK LAK», noun, or stick lac, a natural, dark red, transparent resin deposited on the twigs of trees in India and southern Asia by certain insects; shellac (in its natural state); lac …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick lac — noun lac in its natural state as scraped off twigs and dried • Hypernyms: ↑lac • Substance Holonyms: ↑lac dye, ↑shellac, ↑seed lac * * * noun : lac in its natural state that encrusts small twigs and the bodies of lac insects and is scraped off… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lac — Lac, n. [Per. lak; akin to Skr. l[=a]ksh[=a]: cf. F. lague, It. & NL. lacca. Cf. {Lake} a color, {Lacquer}, {Litmus}.] A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree, but to some extent on other trees, by the {Laccifer lacca} (formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lac dye — Lac Lac, n. [Per. lak; akin to Skr. l[=a]ksh[=a]: cf. F. lague, It. & NL. lacca. Cf. {Lake} a color, {Lacquer}, {Litmus}.] A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree, but to some extent on other trees, by the {Laccifer lacca}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lac lake — Lac Lac, n. [Per. lak; akin to Skr. l[=a]ksh[=a]: cf. F. lague, It. & NL. lacca. Cf. {Lake} a color, {Lacquer}, {Litmus}.] A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree, but to some extent on other trees, by the {Laccifer lacca}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lac — lac1 /lak/, n. a resinous substance deposited on the twigs of various trees in southern Asia by the female of the lac insect: used in the manufacture of varnishes, sealing wax, etc., and in the production of a red coloring matter. Cf. shellac… …   Universalium

  • LAC — leading aircraftsman. * * * (as used in expressions) Lac Léman Lac Moero Saint Jean Lac * * * ▪ resinous secretion also spelled  Lack,         sticky, resinous secretion of the tiny lac insect, Laccifer lacca, which is a species of scale insect.… …   Universalium

  • lac dye — noun scarlet dye like cochineal; extracted with alkali from stick lac • Hypernyms: ↑dye, ↑dyestuff • Substance Meronyms: ↑stick lac * * * noun : a scarlet dye like cochineal used formerly in dyeing and pigment making and obtained from stick lac… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lac-spirit — Gummilack (lateinisch Lacca, Gummi Laccae) ist ein Harz, welches aus den Ausscheidungen mancher Pflanzen nach dem Stich der Lackschildlaus (Kerria lacca) gewonnen wird. Weitere gängige Bezeichnungen sind Stocklack, Baumlack, Körnerlack und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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