piney dammar

noun
variants: or piney resin or piney varnish

Definition of piney dammar

: a pellucid fragrant acrid resin that exudes from the piney tree when wounded and is used as a varnish, in making candles, and as a substitute for incense and for amber

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History and Etymology for piney dammar

piney probably by folk etymology (influence of piney entry 2) from Malayalam payin piney tree

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“Piney dammar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piney%20dammar. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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