from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of large diœcious coniferous trees to which the earlier name Agathis has been restored.
- noun [lowercase] Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A large tree of the order Coniferæ, indigenous to the East Indies and Australasia; -- called also
Agathis. There are several species.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A large
treeof the order Coniferae, indigenousto the East Indies and Australasia.
- noun An
oleoresinobtained from this tree and used in making varnishes; dammar.
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A valuable resin, known as Manila copal, is collected from Agathis dammara trees.
An example association includes Phyllocladus, Agathis dammara, and Eugenia dominated by Castanopsis.
We were fortunate in finding in the naval yard, a spar of the New Zealand cowrie pine (dammara) large enough for our bowsprit.