Date: 1500-1600
Language: Portuguese
Origin: lacré 'substance for keeping a letter or document closed', from laca 'hard substance produced by an insect', from Arabic lakk


1 noun
lac‧quer1 [uncountable]
1AV a liquid painted onto metal or wood to form a hard shiny surface [↪ varnish]
2 old-fashionedDCB hairspray

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