Definitions for gambierˈgæm bɪər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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
Uncaria gambir a plant from Indonesia
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