Dambonite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dambonite (Chem) A white, crystalline, sugary substance obtained from an African caoutchouc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dambonite A white crystalline substance existing to the extent of 0.5 per cent. in caoutchouc, obtained from an unknown tree growing near the Gaboon in western Africa. It is very readily soluble in water and in aqueous, but not in absolute, alcohol.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. dambonite,