Definitions for colophony
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translucent brittle substance produced from pine oleoresin; used especially in varnishes and inks and on the bows of stringed instruments
rosin; the residue left after the distillation of oil of turpentine from liquid resin. Used in pharmaceutical preparations, soldering fluxes, and by violinists.
Origin: From colophonia resina; named after the Ionic city of Colophon, which was known as producer of hardened resin.
Origin: [Gr. 'h kolofwni`a (sc. "rhti`nh resin, gum) resin, fr. Kolofw`nios of or from Colophon in Ionia.]
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