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acaroid resin

a red or yellow resin obtained from the trunks of several grass trees, especially Xanthorrhoea hastilis, used chiefly in varnishes and lacquers and as a substitute for resin.
Also called accroides gum.
Origin of acaroid resin
1855-60 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for acaroid resin

acaroid gum

a red alcohol-soluble resin that exudes from various species of grass tree, esp Xanthorrhoea hastilis, and is used in varnishes, for coating paper, etc Also called gum accroides, acaroid resin
Word Origin
C19: acaroid, of uncertain origin (apparently not related to acarus)
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