Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A resinous astringent extract obtained from the leaves of a woody vine (Uncaria gambir) of Malaysia and Indonesia, used medicinally and formerly for tanning and dyeing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An extract rich in tannin prepared from the leaves and young shoots of Uncaria Gambier, a rubiaceous shrub of the Malayan peninsula and islands, which climbs by means of hooked spines.

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

  • noun The inspissated juice of a plant (Uncaria Gambir) growing in Malacca. It is a powerful astringent, and, under the name of Terra Japonica, is used for chewing with the Areca nut, and is exported for tanning and dyeing.
  • noun Catechu.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Uncaria gambir, a plant from Indonesia

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Malay gambir.]

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From Malay gambir.

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