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English → English
Definition: varnish tree
n 1: large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil
used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used
locally as candles [syn: candlenut
, Aleurites moluccana
2: small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which
lacquer is obtained [syn: lacquer tree
, Chinese lacquer tree
, Japanese lacquer tree
, Japanese varnish tree
, Japanese sumac
, Toxicodendron vernicifluum
, Rhus verniciflua
English → English
Definition: Varnish tree
, n. [OE. vernish, F. vernis, LL. vernicium;
akin to F. vernir to varnish, fr. (assumed) LL. vitrinire to
glaze, from LL. vitrinus glassy, fr. L. vitrum glass. See
1. A viscid liquid, consisting of a solution of resinous
matter in an oil or a volatile liquid, laid on work with a
brush, or otherwise. When applied the varnish soon dries,
either by evaporation or chemical action, and the resinous
part forms thus a smooth, hard surface, with a beautiful
gloss, capable of resisting, to a greater or less degree,
the influences of air and moisture.
Note: According to the sorts of solvents employed, the
ordinary kinds of varnish are divided into three
classes: spirit, turpentine, and oil varnishes.
2. That which resembles varnish, either naturally or
artificially; a glossy appearance.
The varnish of the holly and ivy. --Macaulay.
3. An artificial covering to give a fair appearance to any
act or conduct; outside show; gloss.
And set a double varnish on the fame
The Frenchman gave you. --Shak.
(Bot.), a tree or shrub from the juice or
resin of which varnish is made, as some species of the
, especially Rhus vernicifera
of Japan. The
black varnish of Burmah is obtained from the
, a tall East Indian tree of
the Cashew family. See Copal
, and Mastic