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|Noun||1.||shellac varnish - a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood|
French polish shellac, French polish - a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
varnish - a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface
lac - resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax