lacquer tree


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Related to lacquer tree: Rhus verniciflua, varnish tree

lacquer tree

[′lak·ər ‚trē]
(botany)
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The stem bark and heartwood of lacquer tree were sun-dried and then processed to sawdust by an electrical mill.
Xi'an stands at the centre of Shaanxi, a vast province that encompasses the snow-capped Qinling mountains in the far north, lacquer trees and wild pandas in the south, and famously fertile wheat prairies.
They called this varnish lacca, after the Hindi for it, and used the same name for the varnish from lacquer trees they found being used for gorgeous finishes in Japan--hence, the generic English version 'lacquer' and a good deal of confusion ever since.