gambier

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noun gam·bier \ˈgam-ˌbir\

Definition of gambier

  1. :  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

less commonly

gambir

Origin and Etymology of gambier

Malay gambir


First Known Use: 1830


Medical Dictionary

gambier

noun gam·bier

Medical Definition of gambier

  1. :  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

also

gambir

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