Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of dammar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of dammer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See dammar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as dammar-resin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various hard resins from trees of the family Dipterocarpaceae and of the genus Agathis; especially the amboyna pine

Etymologies

From Malay damar, from Proto-Malayic *damar, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *damaʀ. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Strips of calliandra provide good shade for seedlings of plantation species such as damar (Agathis loranthifolia).

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  • Mulyono prefers to spend her vacation, or refreshing time as she calls it, collecting new samples of damar, a substance found in certain trees in Indonesia that she uses in her research.

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  • It is safe to say, from what I know now, it is the damar I used that contributed most to the problem.

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  • Normally when you clean a painting, you take off the smoky, dirty, orange and brown layers and the yellowed damar varnish, and the painting gets more of a pure blue look.

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  • Seram's moist lowland forests are being exploited by logging companies, primarily for their valuable damar trees (Agathis).

    Seram rain forests

  • Currently, the wet evergreen lowland forests in the northwest of Halmahera are exploited by logging companies, primarily for the valuable damar trees (Agathis).

    Halmahera rain forests

  • As a rule, damar and the different groups of specially formulated synthetic varnishes are planned for precise use and equally precise removal.

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  • Blue mountain crests soar above dark realms of virgin forest, where the sombre conifers exude the precious _damar_, which glues itself to the red trunks in shining lumps often of twenty pounds 'weight, or sinks deeply into the soft soil, from whence the solidified gum needs excavation.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • The _damar_, pounded and poured into palm-leaf tubes, serves for the torches of the fishermen, and for the lighting of the dusky native houses.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • At the last moment the native Sultan of Batjan embarks for his island home, after commercial negotiations in Ternate, for this native prince, a keen-faced man in European dress and scarlet turban, trades largely in _damar_, the basis of his wealth.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

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