from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A resinous secretion of the lac insect deposited on trees and used in making shellac.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree by the female of Coccus lacca, a scale-shaped insect.
- n. One hundred thousand (commonly used in Pakistan and India).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One hundred thousand; also, a vaguely great number.
- n. A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree, but to some extent on other trees, by the Laccifer lacca (formerly Coccus lacca), a scale-shaped insect, the female of which fixes herself on the bark, and exudes from the margin of her body this resinous substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of lack.
- n. A resinous incrustation deposited on the twigs of various trees in India and southern Asia by the lac-insect, Carteria lacca.
- n. The sum of 100,000, usually of rupees.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax
Dutch lac or French laque, both from Old French lacce, from Medieval Latin lacca, from Arabic lakk, from Prakrit lakkhā, from Sanskrit lākṣā, red dye, resin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Portuguese laca from Persian لاک (lāk) from Hindi लाख (lākh) from Sanskrit लाक्षा (lākṣā). (Wiktionary)
From Urdu لاکھ; Hindustani लाख (lākh); Sanskrit लक्षं (lakṣaṇ) (Wiktionary)