Definitions for colophony

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colophony(noun)

    translucent brittle substance produced from pine oleoresin; used especially in varnishes and inks and on the bows of stringed instruments


  1. colophony(Noun)

    rosin; the residue left after the distillation of oil of turpentine from liquid resin. Used in pharmaceutical preparations, soldering fluxes, and by violinists.

  2. Origin: From colophonia resina; named after the Ionic city of Colophon, which was known as producer of hardened resin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colophony(noun)


  2. Origin: [Gr. 'h kolofwni`a (sc. "rhti`nh resin, gum) resin, fr. Kolofw`nios of or from Colophon in Ionia.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Colophony

    kol-of′o-ni, n. the dark-coloured resin got from the distillation of turpentine with water. [Gr., from Colophon, in Asia Minor.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colophony in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colophony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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