noun lo·kao \lōˈkä(ˌ)ō\

Definition of lokao



  1. :  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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a brief usually trivial fact

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