/kol"euh foh'nee, keuh lof"euh nee/, n.
[1300-50; ME colofonie ( < AF) < L Colophonia (resina) (resin) of Colophon < Gk Kolophonía, fem. of Kolophónios, equiv. to Kolophón Colophon + -ios adj. suffix; see -Y3]

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  • colophony — co·loph·o·ny || kÉ™ lÉ’fÉ™nɪ n. (Chemistry) yellowish or brownish resin derived from pine oleoresin or wood (commonly used in varnishes, ink and as a treatment for the bow of some musical instruments), rosin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colophony — [kə lɒfəni, kɒləˌfəʊni] noun another term for rosin. Origin ME: from L. colophonia (resina) (resin) from Colophon , a town in Lydia, Asia Minor …   English new terms dictionary

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