kauri-resin

kauri resin

noun
a hard resin obtained from the bark of the kauri or found, sometimes in masses of as much as 100 pounds (45 kg), in the soil where the tree has grown: used chiefly in making varnish.
Also, kauri, kauri gum, kauri copal.


Origin:
1855–60

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kauri resin

noun
resin of the kauri trees of New Zealand; found usually as a fossil; also collected for making varnishes and linoleum [syn: kauri
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