Definition of lac insect in English:

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lac insect

Pronunciation: /ˈlak ˌinsekt/

noun

An Asian scale insect that lives on trees and produces secretions that are used in the production of shellac.
  • Laccifer lacca, family Lacciferidae, suborder Homoptera
Example sentences
  • The traditional use of rearing lac insects on the stem of the pigeonpea plant also continues.
  • The life cycle of a lac insect takes about six months and consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
  • Lac is a resinous substance produced by a female lac insect and found abundantly in the plain forests in India.

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Syllabification: lac in·sect

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