from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A red, resinous substance obtained from various plants, especially the trunks of dragon trees and the fruits of climbing palms of the genus Daemonorops of tropical Asia, formerly used in the manufacture of varnishes and lacquers.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The name of several resins of a dark-red color.
- noun In ceramics, a red color resembling arterial blood, with iridescence, in places, due to the presence of copper; a variety of sang-de-bœuf.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- See Dragon's blood, Dragon's head, etc., under
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A bright
red resinthat is obtained from different species of a number of distinct plant genera: Croton, Dracaena, Daemonorops, Calamus rotang and Pterocarpus and is used in the manufacture of varnishes, lacquers, medicines, and incenses.
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- noun a dark red resinous substance derived from various trees and used in photoengraving
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