HyperDic: shellac

English > 3 senses of the word shellac:
NOUNsubstanceshellaclac purified by heating and filtering
artifactshellac, shellac varnisha thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol
VERBcontactshellac, shellackcover with shellac
English > shellac: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaninglac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white.
Broaderlacresinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects
Substancesstick laclac in its natural state as scraped off twigs and dried
Spanishlaca
Verbsshellaccover with shellac
English > shellac: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood.
Synonymshellac varnish
NarrowerFrench polish, French polish shellacA varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
BroadervarnishA coating / coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface
Substanceslacresinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects
Spanishgoma laca
Catalangoma laca
Verbsshellaccover with shellac
English > shellac: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCover with shellac.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots"
Synonymshellack
Broadervarnish, sealCover with varnish
Spanishlacar, laquear
Catalanlacar
Nounsshellaca thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol
shellaclac purified by heating and filtering

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