from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gamopetalous plants, of the order Rubiaceæ and tribe Naucleeæ.
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It is of about the size of a nutmeg and, for chewing, is cut into pieces of convenient size and made into a neat little packet with the green leaf of the aromatic betel pepper plant, and with the addition of a little gambier (the inspissated juice of the leaves of the _uncaria gambir_) and of fine lime, prepared by burning sea shells.
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