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gamboge The solidified yellow resin of certain Garcinia species (especially G. hanburyi), used as a paint pigment. Cambodia, whence it comes, derives its name from this product.

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gamboge

gamboge gum-resin from E. Asian trees, used as a pigment. XVIII. — modL. gambaugium, var. of cambugium, -bugia, -bogia, f. Cambodia, former name of the Khmer Republic.

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gamboge

gamboge (gămbōj´) [Fr.,=Cambodia], an intensely yellow pigment obtained from the sap of Garcinia morella, a tree of SE Asia and Sri Lanka.

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