from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The coloring matter which is extracted from stick-lac; lac-dye. See lac.
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The roughly-prepared coating is imported in two forms, called lac-lake and lac-dye, which contain about 50 per cent of colouring matter, combined with more or less resin, and with earthy matters, consisting chiefly of carbonate and sulphate of lime and silica.