Etymology
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lacquer (n.)

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).

lacquer (v.)

"cover or coat with laqueur," 1680s, from lacquer (n.). Related: Lacquered; lacquering.

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Definitions of lacquer
1
lacquer (n.)
a black resinous substance obtained from certain trees and used as a natural varnish;
lacquer (n.)
a hard glossy coating;
2
lacquer (v.)
coat with lacquer;
A lacquered box from China
From wordnet.princeton.edu