Pronunciation: (lak),[key] —n. a resinous substance deposited on the twigs of various trees in southern Asia by the female of the lac insect: used in the manufacture of varnishes, sealing wax, etc., and in the production of a red coloring matter. Cf. shellac (defs. 1, 2).
Pronunciation: (läk),[key] —n. 1. (in India)
2. the sum of 100,000, esp. of rupees. The usual punctuation for sums of Indian money above a lac is with a comma after the number of lacs: Rs. 30,52,000 (i.e., 30 lacs and 52,000) instead of 3,052,000.
3. an indefinitely large number. Also,lakh.
Pronunciation: (lak),[key] —n. (in prescriptions) milk.