Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yellowish resinous powder, C20H30O2, isolated from rosin and used in lacquers, varnishes, and soaps.

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  • noun organic chemistry A yellowish resin acid isolated from rosin and used in varnishes and esters for plasticizers; C20H30O2.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin abiēs, abiet-, silver fir.]

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From Latin abiet, abies ("silver fir") + English ic ("having the character of"), + acid.

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