shellac

Definitions

Construction

  • A transparent coating produced by dissolving lac, a resinous secretion of the lac bug, in denatured alcohol.

Food

  • The strained resin exuded by various lac insects which live on the bark of some Eastern trees. Used to coat apples to give them a glossy appearance.

Media Studies

  • noun an old type of gramophone record originally made from a material containing purified lac, played at 78 rpm
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