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Definition of LAC

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Lac \Lac\ (l[a^]k), Lakh \Lakh\ (l[aum]k), n. [Hind. lak, l[=a]kh, l[=a]ksh, Skr. laksha a mark, sign, lakh.] One hundred thousand; also, a vaguely great number; as, a lac of rupees. [Written also {lack}.] [East Indies] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 v.0.48 [gcide]

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