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Garboil
garbologist
garbology
Garcaa Lorca
Garcia Lorca
Garcilaso de la Vega
Garcinia
Garcinia cambogia
Garcinia gummi-gutta
Garcinia hanburyi
Garcinia mangostana
Garcinia pedunculata
Garcon
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garda
Garda, Lake
gardant
Garde civique
garde du corps
garde-manger
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garden angelica

Garcinia Hanburii definitions

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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