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- n. A major commercial timber species in the genus Dipterocarpus.
- n. A thin balsam or wood oil derived from this tree, used in medicine and as a substitute for linseed oil in paint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thin balsam or wood oil derived from the Diptcrocarpus lævis, an East Indian tree. It is used in medicine, and as a substitute for linseed oil in the coarser kinds of paint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Dipterocarpus alatus, a very large tree of the East Indies and Philippine islands, the wood of which is used for house-building and canoes.
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-- This tree yields an oleo resin, used in medicine and known under the name of _bálsamo de gurjun_.
The first to recommend the use of gurjun as a substitute for copaiba was Sir W. O'Shaughnessy in
Chaulmoogra oil and gurjun oil internally and externally are in some instances of service.
A large wooden box of presents from English friends, had been unshipped with the gurjun oil.
_Dipterocarpus turbinatus, _ gurjun or wood-oil tree.p. 349
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