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Noun: shellac  shu'lak
  1. Lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white
     
  2. A thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
    - shellac varnish
Verb: shellac (shellacked,shellacking)  shu'lak
  1. Cover with shellac
    "She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots";
    - shellack

Derived forms: shellacs, shellacking

Type of: lac, seal, varnish

Encyclopedia: Shellac