colophony

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From Latin colophonia (of Colophon) resina (resin); named after the Ionic city of Colophon, which was known as producer of hardened resin.

Noun[edit]

colophony (plural colophonies)

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

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