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colophony


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colophony  \Col"o*pho`ny\  (k[o^]l"[-o]*f[=o]*n[y^]  or 
  k[-o]*l[o^]f"[-o]*n[y^];  277),  n.  [Gr.  'h  kolofwni`a  (sc. 
  "rhti`nh  resin,  gum)  resin,  fr  Kolofw`nios  of  or  from 
  Colophon  in  Ionia.] 
  Rosin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colophony 
  n  :  translucent  brittle  substance  produced  from  pine  oleoresin; 
  used  especially  in  varnishes  and  inks  and  on  the  bows  of 
  stringed  instruments 




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