lacquer tree


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Related to lacquer tree: Rhus verniciflua, varnish tree

lacquer tree

n.
A poisonous tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum) of East Asia. Its sap is used to produce a hard brownish-black lacquer.
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Noun1.lacquer tree - small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtainedlacquer tree - small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained
genus Toxicodendron, Toxicodendron - in some classifications: comprising those members of the genus Rhus having foliage that is poisonous to the touch; of North America and northern South America
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
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The substance, made from the sap of the lacquer tree, is a very complicated material to work with, requiring an in-depth knowledge of trees, careful planning and patience.
DECORATIVE goods made from the sap of the lacquer tree have been put on display at the Bahrain National Museum.
The sap of lacquer tree is composed of urushiol (60-65%), glycoprotein (2.1-1.8%), flavonoids (1-2%), gummy substance (6-7%) which contains laccase (0.24%), stellacyanin, polysaccharides, peroxidase and water (Yang et al., 2002).