gamboge

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gam·boge

noun \gam-ˈbōj, -ˈbüzh\

Definition of GAMBOGE

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 yellow pigment and cathartic
2
:  a strong yellow

Origin of GAMBOGE

New Latin gambogium, alteration of cambugium, from or akin to Portuguese Camboja Cambodia
First Known Use: 1712

gam·boge

noun \gam-ˈbōj, -ˈbüzh\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GAMBOGE

: an orange to brown gum resin from southeast Asian trees (genus Garcinia of the family Guttiferae) that is used as a yellow pigment and cathartic—called also cambogia

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