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Melanorrhoea usitatissima
Thitsee Thit"see, n. [Written also theesee, and thietsie.] 1. (Bot.) The varnish tree of Burmah (Melanorrh[oe]a usitatissima). 2. A black varnish obtained from the tree.
Melanorrhoea usitatissima
Varnish Var"nish, n. [OE. vernish, F. vernis, LL. vernicium; akin to F. vernir to varnish, fr. (assumed) LL. vitrinire to glaze, from LL. vitrinus glassy, fr. L. vitrum glass. See Vitreous.] 1. A viscid liquid, consisting of a solution of resinous matter in an oil or a volatile liquid, laid on work with a brush, or otherwise. When applied the varnish soon dries, either by evaporation or chemical action, and the resinous part forms thus a smooth, hard surface, with a beautiful gloss, capable of resisting, to a greater or less degree, the influences of air and moisture. Note: According to the sorts of solvents employed, the ordinary kinds of varnish are divided into three classes: spirit, turpentine, and oil varnishes. --Encyc. Brit 2. That which resembles varnish, either naturally or artificially; a glossy appearance. The varnish of the holly and ivy. --Macaulay. 3. An artificial covering to give a fair appearance to any act or conduct; outside show; gloss. And set a double varnish on the fame The Frenchman gave you. --Shak. Varnish tree (Bot.), a tree or shrub from the juice or resin of which varnish is made, as some species of the genus Rhus, especially R. vernicifera of Japan. The black varnish of Burmah is obtained from the Melanorrh[oe]a usitatissima, a tall East Indian tree of the Cashew family. See Copal, and Mastic.
Melanorrhoea usitatissima
Melanorrhoea Mel`a*nor*rh[oe]"a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`las, -anos, black + ? to flow.] (Bot.) An East Indian genus of large trees. Melanorrh[oe]a usitatissima is the lignum-vit[ae] of Pegu, and yelds a valuable black varnish.

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