Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as dammar-resin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See dammar.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of dammer.

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

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

Etymologies

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

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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  • 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).

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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