Definition of resin :
Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of electricity, have a vitreous fracture, and are soluble in ether, alcohol, and essential oils, but not in water; specif., pine resin ( see Rosin).
resin (part of speech: noun)
coal tar, mineral pitch, gum ammoniac, agar, camphor, gutta-percha, asphalt, guaiacum, chicle, gum shellac, oleoresin, frankincense, rosin, myrrh, amber, lacquer, copalite, mastic, algin, tar, shellac, pitch, varnish, gum, balsam, ambergris, bitumen, sealing wax
- It is prepared like resin of jalap and is a safe and sure purgative. - "The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines", T. H. Pardo de Tavera.
- Two Negroes holding resin lights stood on both sides of the door. - "Salammbo", Gustave Flaubert.
- There was something strangely exhilarating in the resin- scented air; Andrew felt vigorous and cheerful. - "For the Allinson Honor", Harold Bindloss.