acaroid resin

acaroid resin

noun
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:
1855–60

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acaroid gum or acaroid resin
 
n
gum accroides, Also called: acaroid resin 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
 
[C19: acaroid, of uncertain origin (apparently not related to acarus)]
 
acaroid resin or acaroid resin
 
n
 
[C19: acaroid, of uncertain origin (apparently not related to acarus)]

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