Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A viscid, aromatic hydrocarbon-oil obtained by the rapid distillation of colophony, or by distilling oil of turpentine with strong sulphuric acid, the product being in both cases afterward purified.
- n. chemistry A colourless oily liquid, formerly obtained by distillation of colophony, and regarded as a polymeric form of terebenthene.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A colorless, oily liquid, formerly obtained by distillation of colophony. It is regarded as a polymeric form of terebenthene. Called also
- colophony + -ene? (Wiktionary)
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