black-varnish tree


black-varnish tree
noun
: a Burmese tree (Melanorrhoea usitata) that yields a black varnish — called also theetsee

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  • Varnish tree — Varnish Var nish, n. [OE. vernish, F. vernis, LL. vernicium; akin to F. vernir to varnish, fr. (assumed) LL. vitrinire to glaze, from LL. vitrinus glassy, fr. L. vitrum glass. See {Vitreous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A viscid liquid, consisting of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • varnish tree — 1. any of various trees yielding sap or other substances used for varnish, as Rhus verniciflua, of Japan. 2. an Asian tree, Koelreuteria paniculata, of the soapberry family, having showy clusters of yellow flowers from 12 to 18 in. (30 to 46 cm)… …   Universalium

  • Varnish — Var nish, n. [OE. vernish, F. vernis, LL. vernicium; akin to F. vernir to varnish, fr. (assumed) LL. vitrinire to glaze, from LL. vitrinus glassy, fr. L. vitrum glass. See {Vitreous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A viscid liquid, consisting of a solution… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black gum — Gum Gum, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. {gomma}.] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goldenrain tree — [gōl′dən rān΄] n. a small, deciduous Asian tree (Koelreuteria paniculata) of the soapberry family having small yellow flowers and papery fruit pods * * * ▪ plant also called  pride of India,  China tree , or  varnish tree (species Koelreuteria… …   Universalium

  • Japan varnish — Japan Ja*pan , a. Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware. [1913 Webster] {Japan allspice} (Bot.), a spiny shrub from Japan ({Chimonanthus fragrans}), related to the Carolina allspice. {Japan black}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brunswick black — Japan Ja*pan , a. Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware. [1913 Webster] {Japan allspice} (Bot.), a spiny shrub from Japan ({Chimonanthus fragrans}), related to the Carolina allspice. {Japan black}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Japan black — Japan Ja*pan , a. Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware. [1913 Webster] {Japan allspice} (Bot.), a spiny shrub from Japan ({Chimonanthus fragrans}), related to the Carolina allspice. {Japan black}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • theetsee — ˈthētsē noun ( s) Etymology: Burmese thitse : black varnish tree * * * theetsee var. thitsi, black varnish tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • burmese lacquer — noun Usage: usually capitalized B : a thick grayish liquid from the black varnish tree (Melanorrhoea usitata) used as a varnish …   Useful english dictionary