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

Wiktionary

  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)

    rosin

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

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