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Definition of 'shellac'


  1. lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white
  2. a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
       Synonyms: shellac varnish


  1. cover with shellac; "She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots"
       Synonyms: shellack

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