gamboge [gam′bōj′, gam′bo͞oj′, gambo͞ozh′]
[ModL gambogium, after CAMBODIA, where first obtained]
a gum resin obtained from a tropical Asian tree (Garcinia hanburyi) of the Saint-John's-wort family, used as a yellow pigment and as a cathartic

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  • Gamboge — (pronounced /ɡæmˈboʊʒ/ gam bozh, /ɡæmˈboʊdʒ/ gam bohj or /ɡæmˈbuːʒ/ gam boozh)[1] is a partially transparent dark mustard yellow pigment.[Note 1] Gamboge is most often extracted by tapping resin from various species of evergreen trees of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gamboge — Gam*boge , n. A concrete juice, or gum resin, produced by several species of trees in Siam, Ceylon, and Malabar. It is brought in masses, or cylindrical rolls, from Cambodia, or Cambogia, whence its name. The best kind is of a dense, compact… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gamboge — Gummigutta (auch Gamboge, Gummigutt, Gutti, lat. gummiresina guttae, trivial Kaisergelb) bezeichnet ein Gummiharz und den daraus gewonnenen dunkelsenfgelben Pflanzenfarbstoff. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft 2 Gewinnung 3 Eigenschaften 4 Verwendung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gamboge — gambogian, adj. /gam bohj , boohzh /, n. 1. Also, cambogia. a gum resin from various Asian trees of the genus Garcinia, esp. G. hanburyi, used as a yellow pigment and as a cathartic. 2. yellow or yellow orange. [1625 35; < NL gambog (s. of… …   Universalium

  • gamboge — dažinė garcinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kliuzijinių šeimos dažinis, kaučiukinis, vaistinis augalas (Garcinia hanburyi), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Garcinia hanburyi angl. gamboge; Siam gamboge vok. Gummi gutti… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • gamboge — 1. noun a) A tree found in Cambodia. b) Resin of the gamboge tree. Syn: cambogia 2. adjective Of a deep yellow colour …   Wiktionary

  • gamboge — gumigutas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Garcinia genties medžių sutirštėjusios sultys. atitikmenys: angl. gamboge rus. гуммигут …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • gamboge tree — noun low spreading tree of Indonesia yielding an orange to brown gum resin (gamboge) used as a pigment when powdered • Syn: ↑Garcinia hanburyi, ↑Garcinia cambogia, ↑Garcinia gummi gutta • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • gamboge yellow — noun see gamboge 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • gamboge — noun Etymology: New Latin gambogium, alteration of cambugium, from or akin to Portuguese Camboja Cambodia Date: 1712 1. an orange to brown gum resin from southeast Asian trees (genus Garcinia) of the Saint John s wort family that is used as a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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