(noun, verb)


1. lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white

Definition categories: substance, lac

2. a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood

Definition categories: man–made, varnish


1. cover with shellac

- She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots

Similar word(s): shellack

Definition categories: contact, seal, varnish