Definitions for gambogegæmˈboʊdʒ, -ˈbuʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gam•bogegæmˈboʊdʒ, -ˈbuʒ(n.)

  1. a gum resin from various Asian trees of the genus Garcinia, family Guttiferae, esp. G.hanburyi, used as a yellow pigment.

    Category: Plants

  2. yellow or yellow-orange.

Origin of gamboge:

1625–35; < NL gambog-, s. of gambogium, after Cambodia


Princeton's WordNet

  1. gamboge(noun)

    a gum resin used as a yellow pigment and a purgative

  2. gamboge, lemon, lemon yellow, maize(noun)

    a strong yellow color


  1. gamboge(Noun)

    One of several species of trees of genus Garcinia found in South and Southeastern Asia.

  2. gamboge(Noun)

    Resin of the gamboge tree.

  3. gamboge(Adjective)

    Of a deep yellow colour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gamboge(noun)

    a concrete juice, or gum resin, produced by several species of trees in Siam, Ceylon, and Malabar. It is brought in masses, or cylindrical rolls, from Cambodia, or Cambogia, -- whence its name. The best kind is of a dense, compact texture, and of a beatiful reddish yellow. Taking internally, it is a strong and harsh cathartic and emetic


  1. Gamboge

    Gamboge is a partially transparent deep saffron to mustard yellow pigment. It is used to dye Buddhist monks' robes because the color is a deep tone of saffron, the traditional color used for the robes of Theravada Buddhist monks.


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