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 (kə-lŏf′ə-nē, kŏl′ə-fō′nē)
n. pl. co·loph·o·nies
See rosin.

[Middle English colofonie, from Latin (rēsīna) colophōnia, (resin) of Colophon, from colophōnia, feminine of colophōnius, of Colophon, from Colophōn, Colophon (known for its pine resin).]
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(Elements & Compounds) another name for rosin1
[C14: from Latin Colophōnia rēsina resin from Colophon]
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Noun1.colophony - translucent brittle substance produced from pine oleoresin; used especially in varnishes and inks and on the bows of stringed instruments
natural resin - a plant exudate
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