noun. translucent brittle substance produced from pine oleoresin; used especially in varnishes and inks and on the bows of stringed instruments.
Example sentences of the word colophony
1. Noun, singular or mass
Harvested pine resin is also known as rosin, pitch and colophony.
The European Union states that a colophony level of 0.1 percent or greater must be labeled and may pose as a skin contact sensitizer.
3. Verb, base form
So, you have an allergy to colophony, what does that mean exactly?