dammar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dammar any of various hard resins from trees of the family Dipterocarpaceae and of the genus Agathis; especially the amboyna pine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dammar An oleoresin used in making varnishes; dammar gum; dammara resin. It is obtained from certain resin trees indigenous to the East Indies, esp. Shorea robusta and the dammar pine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dammar Same as dammar-resin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dammar dam′mar a resin, used for making varnish, obtained from a genus of East Indian conifers.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Jav. & Malay. damar,

Usage

In literature:

One had its beautiful head all defiled by pitch from a dammar torch; another had been so long dead that its stomach was turning green.
"The Malay Archipelago" by Alfred Russell Wallace
Dammar is now used as a substitute for Canada balsam.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 492, June 6, 1885" by Various
THE DAMMAR, A SPECIES OF PINUS.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
The torches were growing dim, and if not soon replenished with fresh dammar, they would both be out; but no one stirred to touch them.
"Middy and Ensign" by G. Manville Fenn
We now commenced our return homewards, laden with our honey cones and a supply of dammar.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The ebony, the dammar, the tree that yields the finest dragon's blood in the world, all abound here.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
Obtain specimens of gutta-percha, resin, pitch, turpentine, shellac, copal, dammar, and creosote for study and inspection.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
This done, the edges of the cover may be fixed to the slide by painting round with gum-dammar dissolved in benzole.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Resin can, in some cases, be replaced by dammar.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
Dammar, which you were kind enough to say that you would report upon to me.
"The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton" by Mrs. Russell Barrington
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