colophony

play
noun co·lo·pho·ny \kə-ˈlä-fə-nē, ˈkä-lə-ˌfō-\

Definition of colophony

plural

colophonies

  1. :  rosin

Origin and Etymology of colophony

Middle English colophonie, ultimately from Greek Kolophōn Colophon, an Ionian city


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

colophony

play play
noun co·lo·pho·ny \kə-ˈläf-ə-nē, ˈkäl-ə-ˌfō-\

Medical Definition of colophony

plural

colophonies

  1. :  rosin


Learn More about colophony


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up colophony? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a dividing ridge between drainage areas

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!