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rosin

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noun ros·in \ˈrä-zən, ˈrȯ-, dial ˈrȯ-zəm\

Simple Definition of rosin

  • : a hard and slightly sticky substance that has various uses (such as to make the bows of violins and similar instruments move more easily across the strings)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rosin

  1. :  a translucent amber-colored to almost black brittle friable resin that is obtained from the oleoresin or deadwood of pine trees or from tall oil and used especially in making varnish

Origin and Etymology of rosin

Middle English, from Anglo-French reisine, rosine resin


First Known Use: 13th century


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rosin

verb ros·in

Definition of rosin

rosined

rosining

play \ˈräz-niŋ, ˈrȯz-; ˈrä-zən-iŋ, ˈrȯ-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to rub or treat (as the bow of a violin) with rosin



15th Century

First Known Use of rosin

15th century


ROSIN Defined for Kids

rosin

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noun ros·in \ˈrä-zən\

Definition of rosin for Students

  1. :  a hard brittle yellow to dark red substance obtained especially from pine trees and used in varnishes and on violin bows




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rosin

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noun ros·in \ˈräz-ən, ˈrȯz-\

Medical Definition of rosin

  1. :  a translucent amber-colored to almost black brittle friable resin that is obtained from the oleoresin or deadwood of pine trees or from tall oil and is used in pharmacology as an adhesive constituent in plasters, cerates, and ointments—called also colophony




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