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Botanical Nerd Word: Resin

Resin: A highly viscous, sticky, flammable, typically aromatic substance secreted by certain trees (esp. conifers, notably fir and pine) and other plants.*

Resin is the sticky substance that’s very hard to wash off your hands after you’ve been handling your Christmas tree.

*Oxford English Dictionary Online, Oxford University Press, December 2018.

 

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