damar

noun

dam·​ar ˈda-mər How to pronounce damar (audio)
variants or dammar
: any of various resins used in varnishes and inks and obtained chiefly in Malaya and Indonesia from several timber trees (families Dipterocarpaceae and Burseraceae)

Word History

Etymology

Malay

First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of damar was in 1698

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Cite this Entry

“Damar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damar. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

damar

noun
dam·​ar
variants or dammar
: 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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