from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A brownish or orange resin obtained from several trees of the genus Garcinia of south-central Asia and yielding a golden-yellow pigment.
- n. A strong reddish yellow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of several species of trees of genus Garcinia found in South and Southeastern Asia.
- n. The resin of the gamboge tree.
- n. A deep yellow colour.
- adj. Of a deep yellow colour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. Taken internally, it is a strong and harsh cathartic and emetic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gum resin, the inspissated juice of various species of the guttiferous genus Garcinia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gum resin used as a yellow pigment and a purgative
- n. a strong yellow color
New Latin cambugium, gambogium, after Cambodia .(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)