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Definitions and Synonyms of shellac | Another word for shellac | What is shellac?

Definition 1: a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shellac in the sense of this definition

(shellac is a kind of ...) a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface

(... is a kind of shellac ) a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol

(shellac is made of the substance ...) resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax

Definition 2: lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white - [noun denoting substance]

(shellac is a kind of ...) resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax

(shellac is made of the substance ...) lac in its natural state as scraped off twigs and dried

Definition 3: cover with shellac - [verb of contact]

Samples where shellac or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for shellac in the sense of this definition

(shellac is a kind of ...) cover with varnish

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