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Meaning of French polish

French' pol'ish

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a furniture finish, consisting of shellac dissolved in spirits.

French-pol•ish

Pronunciation: (french'pol'ish), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to finish or treat (a piece of furniture) with French polish.
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