Definitions for gambierˈgæm bɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gam•bierˈgæm bɪər(n.)

or gam•bir

  1. an astringent extract obtained from a tropical Asian shrub, Uncaria gambir, of the madder family, used esp. in medicine, dyeing, and tanning.

    Category: Pharmacology, Plants

Origin of gambier:

1820–30; < Malay


  1. gambier(Noun)

    Uncaria gambir a plant from Indonesia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gambier(noun)

    the inspissated juice of a plant (Uncaria Gambir) growing in Malacca. It is a powerful astringent, and, under the name of Terra Japonica, is used for chewing with the Areca nut, and is exported for tanning and dyeing

  2. Gambier(noun)



  1. Gambier

    Gambier is a village in Knox County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,391 at the 2010 census. Gambier is the home of Kenyon College and was named after one of Kenyon College's early benefactors, Lord Gambier. A major feature is a gravel path running the length of the village, fondly referred to as "Middle Path". This path has become a piece of Gambier's history, as it is used by college students and residents alike as a way through the community.


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