lac dye

noun

Definition of lac dye

: a scarlet dye like cochineal used formerly in dyeing and pigment making and obtained from stick lac by extraction with alkali — see lake entry 4 sense 1a(1)

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“Lac dye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lac%20dye. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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