from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Oil, fat, or resin: a Malayan word used in several phrase-names in different dialects, as minyak lagam, a balsam or oleoresin obtained from an unknown tree in Sumatra, and resembling gurjun balsam in character; minyak-tengkawang, a solid vegetable fat (also known as Borneo tallow) obtained from the fruit of various species of Hopea in Borneo and Sumatra, and used in soap- and candle-making.


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