gamboge tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gamboge tree low spreading tree of Indonesia yielding an orange to brown gum resin (gamboge) used as a pigment when powdered
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Usage

In literature:

The gamboge is the juice of the tree obtained by incisions in the bark.
"Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
Another gamboge tree has recently been found inhabiting the western Burmese territories.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Timber is not abundant, but the gamboge tree and the wood-oil tree are found of a good size.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
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