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- n. rosin; the residue left after the distillation of oil of turpentine from liquid resin. Used in pharmaceutical preparations, soldering fluxes, and by violinists.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Rosin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A solid, amorphous substance, of an amber or blackish-brown color, left after distilling crude turpentine with water; common resin, or rosin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. translucent brittle substance produced from pine oleoresin; used especially in varnishes and inks and on the bows of stringed instruments
From Latin colophonia ("of Colophon") resina ("resin"); named after the Ionic city of Colophon, which was known as producer of hardened resin. (Wiktionary)