Definition of lac:

part of speech: noun

The term used in the E. Indies for 100, 000, primarily applied to money. At the exchange of 50c. for the rupee, a lac-$ 50, 000.

part of speech: noun

A resinous substance.

part of speech: noun

A gummy substance formed on certain trees by an insect; when melted, called shellac, and used in sealing wax, dyes, varnishes, etc.

part of speech: noun

A resinous substance, produced on trees in the East by the lac insect, used in dyeing.

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