damar

noun
dam·​ar | \ ˈda-mər How to pronounce damar (audio) \
variants: or dammar

Definition of damar

: any of various resins used in varnishes and inks and obtained chiefly in Malaya and Indonesia from several timber trees (families Dipterocarpaceae and Burseraceae)

First Known Use of damar

1698, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for damar

Malay

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“Damar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damar. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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damar

noun
dam·​ar
variants: or dammar \ ˈdam-​ər How to pronounce dammar (audio) \

Medical Definition of damar

: any of various resins obtained chiefly in Malaysia and Indonesia from several timber trees (as genera Shorea and Vatica of the family Dipterocarpaceae and genus Canarium of the family Burseraceae) and used as a mounting medium in microscopy and in varnishes and inks

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