Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a hard glossy coating
  2. (noun, substance) a black resinous substance obtained from certain trees and used as a natural varnish
  3. (verb, creation) coat with lacquer

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Alternate forms of Lacquer

Derivations: lacquer

Hyponyms: japan

Hypernyms: adorn, beautify, coat, coating, decorate, embellish, grace, gum, ornament

Origin of the word Lacquer

  1. 1670s, from Fr. lacre "a kind of sealing wax," from Port. lacre, unexplained variant of lacca "resinous substance," from Arabic lakk, from Pers. lak (see lac). The verb meaning "to cover or coat with laqueur" is from 1680s. Related: Lacquered. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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