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 resin

noun
an alcohol-soluble resin from Australian trees; used in varnishes and in manufacturing paper 
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