: any of various solid or semisolid amorphous fusible flammable natural organic substances that are usually transparent or translucent and yellowish to brown, are formed especially in plant secretions, are soluble in organic solvents (such as ether) but not in water, are electrical nonconductors, and are used chiefly in varnishes, printing inks, plastics, and sizes and in medicine
Smaller sculptures, in bronze, resin and lead, hide among the trees.
Jay Cheshes, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Dec. 2022 Made with resin and fiberboards, laminate floors might seem like a durable addition to your home.
Kelsey Mulvey, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Oct. 2022 Tropic Pines IPA, the brewery’s flagship, which delivers pine, resin and a supporting malt profile with moderate, balanced bitterness.oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2022 This attractive deck box—currently on sale for nearly $225 of the list price—is covered in water-resistant espresso brown resin-wicker, with a rust-resistant steel frame.
Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 13 May 2022 This set of all-weather resin wicker is durable enough to last season after season.
Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Mar. 2022 This Sol furniture set seats up to seven people and includes a U-shaped sectional and square coffee table made from resin wicker and a steel frame.
Shari Uyehara, NBC News, 5 Mar. 2021 Asafetida, or heeng in Hindi, is a resin, yellowish-white and sticky.
Madhur Jaffrey, The New Yorker, 14 Oct. 2022 In cannabis resin, the sticky brown sap on the plant from which extracts and concentrations are made, THC levels increased by approximately 5.7 milligrams each year from 1975 to 2017, the study found.
Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 25 July 2022
Next, consider the best shed material—options range from steel to resin to wood—for your home's climate.
Adrienne Jordan, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Oct. 2021 Not resin, not pine tar, not sunscreen, just Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud is permitted.
Bernie Pleskoff, Forbes, 24 June 2021 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French reisine, from Latin resina; akin to Greek rhētinē pine resin
: any of various solid or semisolid amorphous fusible flammable natural organic substances that are usually transparent or translucent and yellowish to brown, are formed especially in plant secretions, are soluble in organic solvents (as ether) but not in water, and are electrical nonconductors