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Resin from a galactic source? (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

lac

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Here is my best explanation:

'resin' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'from a galactic source?' is the wordplay.
'from' says the answer is hidden in the clue.
'LAC' is hidden in the letters of 'galactic source'.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for lac that I've seen before include "Dark red resin - "Hotel du ___" (Anita Brookner)", "Natural product", "ingredient", "insects secrete this", "Catalyst", "thousands from India", "Red resin secreted by insects", "Resinous substance an insect secretes", "Resin used to make varnish" and "Huge sum".)

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