colophony definition

  • noun:
    • rosin; the residue left after the distillation of oil of turpentine from liquid resin. Found in pharmaceutical preparations, soldering fluxes, and by violinists.
    • Rosin.
    • A solid, amorphous material, of an amber or blackish-brown shade, left after distilling crude turpentine with water; typical resin, or rosin.
    • translucent brittle compound created from pine oleoresin; used particularly in varnishes and inks as well as on the bows of stringed instruments
    • rosin; the residue left after the distillation of oil of turpentine from liquid resin. Utilized in pharmaceutical products, soldering fluxes, by violinists.
    • Rosin.
    • a good, amorphous compound, of an amber or blackish-brown shade, left after distilling crude turpentine with liquid; common resin, or rosin.
    • translucent brittle substance created from pine oleoresin; utilized especially in varnishes and inks as well as on the bows of stringed instruments

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