lacquer (v.) Look up lacquer at Dictionary.com
"cover or coat with laqueur," 1680s, from lacquer (n.). Related: Lacquered; lacquering.
lacquer (n.) Look up lacquer at Dictionary.com
1570s, "dye obtained from lac;" 1670s as "gold-colored solution of shellac," from obsolete French lacre, name for a kind of sealing wax, from Portuguese lacre, unexplained variant of lacca "resinous substance," from Arabic lakk, from Persian lak (see lac).