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Gamboge definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GAMBO'GE, n. A concrete vegetable juice or gum-resin. It is brought in orbicular masses or cylindrical rolls, from Cambaja, Cambodja, or Cambogia, in the E. Indies, whence its name. It is of a dense, compact texture, and of a beautiful reddish yellow. It is used chiefly as a pigment. Taken internally, it is a strong and harsh cathartic and emetic.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a gum resin used as a yellow pigment and a purgative
2: a strong yellow color [syn: gamboge, lemon, lemon yellow, maize]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin gambogium, alteration of cambugium, from or akin to Portuguese Camboja Cambodia Date: 1712 1. an orange to brown gum resin from southeast Asian trees (genus Garcinia) of the Saint-John's-wort family that is used as a yellow pigment and cathartic 2. a strong yellow

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a gum resin produced by various E. Asian trees and used as a yellow pigment and as a purgative. Etymology: mod.L gambaugium f. Cambodia in SE Asia

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gamboge Gam*boge", n. A concrete juice, or gum resin, produced by several species of trees in Siam, Ceylon, and Malabar. It is brought in masses, or cylindrical rolls, from Cambodia, or Cambogia, -- whence its name. The best kind is of a dense, compact texture, and of a beatiful reddish yellow. Taking internally, it is a strong and harsh cathartic and emetic. [Written also camboge.] Note: There are several kinds of gamboge, but all are derived from species of Garcinia, a genus of trees of the order Guttifer[ae]. The best Siam gamboge is thought to come from Garcinia Hanburii. Ceylon gamboge is from G. Morella. G. pictoria, of Western India, yields gamboge, and also a kind of oil called gamboge butter.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gamboge Gam*boge", n. A concrete juice, or gum resin, produced by several species of trees in Siam, Ceylon, and Malabar. It is brought in masses, or cylindrical rolls, from Cambodia, or Cambogia, -- whence its name. The best kind is of a dense, compact texture, and of a beatiful reddish yellow. Taking internally, it is a strong and harsh cathartic and emetic. [Written also camboge.] Note: There are several kinds of gamboge, but all are derived from species of Garcinia, a genus of trees of the order Guttifer[ae]. The best Siam gamboge is thought to come from Garcinia Hanburii. Ceylon gamboge is from G. Morella. G. pictoria, of Western India, yields gamboge, and also a kind of oil called gamboge butter.



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