Definition of lokao
: a green dye obtained from the bark of Eurasian buckthorns (especially Rhamnus utilis and R. globosa) —called also Chinese green
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Origin and Etymology of lokao
Chinese (Pekingese) lu4 kao1, literally, green ointment
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