gambier


gam·bier

noun \ˈgam-ˌbir\

Definition of GAMBIER

:  a yellowish catechu that is obtained from a tropical southeast Asian woody vine (Uncaria gambir) of the madder family and is used for chewing with the betel nut and for tanning and dyeing

Variants of GAMBIER

gam·bier also gam·bir \ˈgam-ˌbir\

Origin of GAMBIER

Malay gambir
First Known Use: 1830

gam·bier

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GAMBIER

: a yellowish catechu that is obtained from a southeast Asian woody vine (Uncaria gambir) of the madder family and that is used for chewing with the betel nut and for tanning and dyeing

Variants of GAMBIER

gam·bier also gam·bir \ˈgam-ˌbi(ə)r\

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