French polish

Definitions of French polish
  1. noun
    a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
    synonyms: French polish shellac
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    type of:
    shellac, shellac varnish
    a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
  2. noun
    the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellac
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    type of:
    burnish, gloss, glossiness, polish
    the property of being smooth and shiny
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