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lacquer tree

any of several trees yielding a resin used as lacquer, as Rhus verniciflua, of Japan.
Origin of lacquer tree
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is made from the juice of the lacquer tree, (Rhus vernicifera) which is tapped during the summer months.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • The Japanese lacquer tree yields the black varnish used in all lacquered wares.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers

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