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Definition: Croton lacciferum
, n. [Per. lak; akin to Skr. l[=a]ksh[=a]: cf. F.
lague, It. & NL. lacca. Cf. Lake
a color, Lacquer
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.
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
is an important ingredient in sealing wax, dyes,
varnishes, and lacquers.
, a resinous exudation of the tree Croton lacciferum
, resembling lac.
, a scarlet dye obtained from stick-lac.
, the coloring matter of lac dye when precipitated
from its solutions by alum.
, an exudation of the tree Croton Draco